long, but a good read. Sharon Astyk on redundancy and complexity.

http://scienceblogs.com/casaubonsbook/2011/03/inconceivable_why_failure_shou.php

A taste:

“We seem to be reaching a point where Joseph Tainter’s observations on the diminishing returns of complexity become strikingly obvious”.

It’s long – go get a coffee – but go the distance.

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