Summary: Effects of channel capacity in joining two systems, only one of which is observed. Epistemology : As the coupling between B and A is made richer, either by increasing channel capacity
or by adding immediate effects, so will what is in B affect x the sooner. 5026. DIAGRAM
Summary: The field, when memory is used, is not isomorphic with that found when all is observed. Epistemology : If only components in J are observable, and we know that the J-states have been, in
succession, a0,a1, ... ,ak, and if the machine's mapping is Σ, then the machine must now be in one of the states
in EXPRESSION. 5050.
Summary: Studying a system via one variable. Continuity in discrete sets Epistemology : The whole system can be studied if one variable is observable; in particular, all
the canonical equations can be deduced 5054.
Summary: Converting observed behaviour to specification of machine. 5063, 5081, 6071 Summary: Beware! The "design" of a machine costs simply what is necessary to get it selected
from what is available. There is no unique quantity "in" a machine. 5006 Design amount in machine
Summary: What is meant by "He does not know......." Knowing and size of set Epistemology : "A does not know B's phone number" means, operationally, that if A is forced to make
an attempt at calling, his action must be deternmined by some other, random, factor
Summary: With systems in general, do not look for the law; each must be studied and taken as
it is found. Over a set of systems a constraint may be found. 5114.7. Society : Societies far from the atomic level are too many to give a necessary law, though a
constraint may be found in practice. 5113, 5115.
Network growing instability Society : Each unit, to improve its own regulation, improves its own channels of communication.
But this adds richness to the channels in the whole system, so the whole moves on
to a long and complex trajectory, till it hits a critical state. 5137.
Summary: Mathematical expressions have inputs and outputs. Summary: Black Box looks at itself and others. The subjective : Can inter-personal relations be translated into Black Box terms? Question asked by
Urie Bronfenbrenner, 5169.
Constraintscience as constraint, Mach on Laws of nature as constraint Science as constraint Quotations : Scientific law as a re-coding: "Science itself, therefore, may be regarded as a minimal
problem, consisting of the completest possible presentment of facts with the least possible expenditive of thought [his italics]." Ernest Mach 5187.9.
Summary: Movement between states of equilibrium. Summary: "Yes-no" is a language capable of explaining, or getting, all things, however complex. The Conditioned Reflex : Conditioned reflex probably works by going from equilibrium to equilibrium. 5278.
Summary: Science forswears direct knowledge in favor of the indirect. Epistemology : Primary knowledge is the "raw feel". Science seeks secondary knowledge - the patterned
and communicable, which consists only of higher relations among the raw data. 5282. The subjective : The primary data are in the raw feelings. Science works only in higher relations between
the raw feelings, for only the higher relations are communicable. 5282.
Summary: How does the child get "stucture" from the world around it? It can't keep it out! Copying child and structure
Summary: The "structure" developed by the child (as a result of structure in the world) need
not copy the world's structure. Summary: I need not worry further about reversibility. Machine never reversible Reversible process no process is!