Emergent Value in Proliferation

The tradition in computing has been to avoid duplication for fear that inconsistency would emerge in the presents of change. We prefer to explore and exploit that inconsistency considering it a primary feature of wiki.

Like any cultural construction a wiki lives from the energy given to it by its users. Centralization of resources works against this vitality.

We recognize a tug-of-war between designed control of mechanism (the program) and emergent properties of scale (the system). With the natural world as a guide we create affordances within wiki in support of those processes.