Thursday, April 8, 2010

Complexity leads to collapse?

"When the value of complexity turns negative, a society plagued by an inability to react remains as complex as ever, right up to the moment where it becomes suddenly and dramatically simpler, which is to say right up to the moment of collapse. Collapse is simply the last remaining method of simplification."

Read more about complexity here. Feel free to extrapolate metaphorically to all aspects of your life. Or read the book cited within the blog, Joseph Tainter's The Collapse of Complex Societies

Credit to On the public record for initially pointing me to it.  It sounds fascinating.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Front yard

The usual wildflower suspects. I'll need to clean it up shortly. Artichokes are located in the shade against the porch. They were a striking ormental plant but I've had problems with them falling over (after I made the mistake of pruning the lower leaves off, but who's to say they wouldn't have blown over anyway.)