Process and Culture

I’ll comment on the subtle and insightful aspects of Clay Shirky’s blogconversation on wikis and process in a subsequent post. But first, a rant.
Clay alleges that “Process is an embedded reaction to prior stupidity.” Nah. Process is an embedded reaction to doing the same thing twice.
Process was invented when a primeval hunter gave his fellows some hints on how to hold the stone-tipped spear, and a primeval gatherer told her clanmates heuristics about to find the bushes with sweet-tasting berries and not the toxic ones that poisoned dear old Oog.
Of course too much process is bad but some process is core to what makes us human.

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