Sunday, May 02, 2010

Making Sense of Complexity

The NY Times Sunday Opinion section has an article today: Making Sense of Complexity.

The ideas are (mostly) presented in reference to complexity in social systems...but as someone interested in (reducing) complexity in software systems, as well as the psychology of complex system design and development...I also found the thoughts interesting from a software architecture and design point of view.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The recent csisis in financial market, demonstrates that some mathematical model works well to predict what seems to be unpredictable, for instance financial flux are predicted with fractal models. And it works, so well that it leads to a crack... A simple model can predict a complex system.

What is unpredictable is 'nature' or 'humans' psychology, this cannot be modelized, because this is the essence of liberty.

ECF is an example of a complex implementation that simplifies the communication between logic parts in a software system. It allows to easily build network applications: it has simplified the complex network level in a group application development.