Friday, April 14, 2006

Chaordic Catallaxy - A Quote for all Seasons

I came across this fabulous quote this morning. Thought you might like it:

"Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex and intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple and stupid behavior." - Dee Hock
Dee Hock is the founder of VISA credit card company.

Although not outwardly an anarchist (boo, hiss, etc.), Mr Hock did coin the term Chaordic, which seems a mightily Austrian concept to me. Whether or not the word Chaordic is simply a synonym or sub-term for Catallaxy may be debatable, but Mr Hock is a man obviously on the side of the angels. I shall burn all of my Mastercards immediately.

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