Browsing All posts tagged under »biomimicry«

Punctuated equilibrium

January 15, 2009


Romi Mahajan has an interesting little piece that examines developments in computing in terms of theories of biological evolution.  He explores different explanations for evolution.  After dismissing  catastrophism (change occurs in a slow, continuous process – “hyperbolic and rather useless with regard to planning and preparation”) and uniformitarianism (IT changes slowly in a continuous and predictable […]

Biomimicry as a super systems metaphor for software engineering?

September 4, 2008


This post is from a paper we presented recently.   It combines ideas from several earlier posts (especially this one).  Mann, S. , Smith, L.G. (2008)  Biomimicry as a super systems metaphor for software engineering? Supplmentary Proceedings of the 21st NACCQ. 287-296 Abstract This paper examines the use of biomimicry in software engineering.  By adopting […]

Ignored reading pile in summer of swimming

January 14, 2008


So, back at my desk after an incredible summer. Hottest on record, lots of swimming. How much of the summer reading pile got read? None. Not a diddle. Until yesterday that is, when I looked at the pile I’ve ignored all summer. Then I ignored it some more and went for another swim. But I […]