Joined: Sep. 2002
To circle back to the main theme of this thread, I suggest that participants read Multiple Designers Theory. While it may not be to Finley's taste, I did briefly discuss issues associated with some properties of designed objects that might be expected to flow from the fact that designers vary in their knowledge, skills, and abilities.
"There are only two ways we know of to make extremely complicated things, one is by engineering, and the other is evolution. And of the two, evolution will make the more complex." - Danny Hillis.