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autopoiesis (noun; au•to•poi•e•sis).
Nature self-organizes at all levels of scale in a large number of interacting units - from the very simplest to the most complex. These complex adaptive systems are present in all forms of nature, including human nature.

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Storage Short Take #47

A Minor Memo For LinkedIn Requests\n\nLinkedIn spam has gotten pretty bad. But as this Short Take will be published  just before the 2022 Flash Memory Summit, I’ll say it here in case someone has a...

Storage Short Take #46

So Much News, So Little Time!\n\nSometimes the weeks go by uneventfully. Sometimes it’s packed with news and updates. It just so happens that this Short Take is more the latter than the former. As always,...

Storage Short Take #45

Unintended Consequences of Good Intentions\n\nWell, I made a little mistake this week. I put a post on LinkedIn saying that I was willing to promote independent bloggers by including them in my Storage Short Take....

Storage Short Take #44

Striving for Independence!\n\nA lengthy one today. I’m trying to find more independent sources of news, rather than just the press releases that many vendors put out. If you happen to know of anyone who is writing...

Worst Nightmare

Photo by David Spiers on Unsplash\n\nThe thing about dreams is that there’s no way to tell what they’re like for anyone else. Trying to explain what happens in your dreams seems nearly impossible, as words...

Storage Short Take #43

A short one this time…\n\nAs always, links were active at the time of publication.\n\nStorage Media and Technology\n\nHere’s another article on using liquid media for storage capacity. Interestingly, there’s no discussion about the effect of temperature...

Storage Short Take #42

Back With Another Short Take\n\nAfter a much needed rest, we’re back with another Storage Short Take. But, first things first. In case you missed it, I’m very pleased to have been selected as a “Top...

Beaten By Cliffhanger

It was the last trail of the week, and the most difficult. After the set of crises earlier in the week, I had been dreading this trail more than ever. Cliffhanger. I still hadn’t forgiven...

Damn Near Wrecked It

(photo credit: Craig Carlson)\n\nI’d conquered worse. It really shouldn’t have been a big deal. And yet, here we were. \n\nOn approach to the Waterfall obstacle (photo credit: Craig Carlson)\n\nIt’s called “The Waterfall,” a multi-staged ascent...

Disaster! Disaster!

“Disaster! Disaster!” Unintentionally, my voice over the radio came across as snark, not panic. I’m not sure that was better, though. It was, after all, a disaster. Dave had already crested the next obstacle, and...