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ross_ashby_association_stafford_beer

Discussed at connections-20080112

  • Stafford Beer and Ross Ashby were both in Britain. They not only got together at conferences, but got together for lunch for long lunches.
  • [Stafford Beer]] was interested in Variety as the common measure of everything.
  • When Stafford Beer was in United Steel, brought everyone from experts on snakes to theologians … included Ross Ashby and Warren McCullough
  • Stafford was a socialist, and not happy that the productivity improvements would bring effort to the company down to 1/3, but the end result to the workers was barely enough to buy a pack of cigarettes.
ross_ashby_association_stafford_beer.txt · Last modified: 2015/01/31 23:55 (external edit)