This Work Has Been Selected By Scholars As Being Culturally Important, And Is Part Of The Knowledge Base Of Civilization As We Know It This Work Was Reproduced From The Original Artifact, And Remains As True To The Original Work As Possible Therefore, You Will See The Original Copyright References, Library Stamps As Most Of These Works Have Been Housed In Our Most Important Libraries Around The World , And Other Notations In The Work This Work Is In The Public Domain In The United States Of America, And Possibly Other Nations Within The United States, You May Freely Copy And Distribute This Work, As No Entity Individual Or Corporate Has A Copyright On The Body Of The Work.As A Reproduction Of A Historical Artifact, This Work May Contain Missing Or Blurred Pages, Poor Pictures, Errant Marks, Etc Scholars Believe, And We Concur, That This Work Is Important Enough To Be Preserved, Reproduced, And Made Generally Available To The Public We Appreciate Your Support Of The Preservation Process, And Thank You For Being An Important Part Of Keeping This Knowledge Alive And Relevant. W Ross Ashby was one of the greatest thinkers and a leader in Cybernetics This book is out on the Internet in PDF form and an important text to read. Of historical interest I liked the concept that a perfect regulator is one that breaks the correlation between the state of the outside world and the state of the thing it s regulating The practice problems are often built with assumptions a modern audience might not make they were fun, but I learned little from them.This is essentially a 60 year old ma
For what it is, this is an excellent primer Filled with an engaging, witty style and passionate eccentricity Unfortunately, it s also severely dated for application in a 2000 s context , , 4 5 , . A very important book Large parts are very simple, but unfortunately this sometimes hides the fact that some of the conclusions of this book are very profound and important The full potential and possible impact of the use of cybernetics is therefore not always clear O
This book is one of the most insightful books into the nature of living entities. Harte Kost Habe nicht alles gelesen, da das Niveau doch sehr hoch ist Das Kapitel indem Ashby das Law of Requisite Variety erkl rt ist genial Ich wage mich in einigen Jahren nochmal an das Buch.
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- Introduction to Cybernetics (University Paperbacks)
- William Ross Ashby
- 09 October 2017 William Ross Ashby