I have been delving into complexity over the past several months. What is complexity? What problems are created by the increasing layers of complexity in our systems, technologies, and lives. So, it should be no surprise that I was drawn to an article about the Kludgeocracy in America by Steven M Teles in the current National Affairs Magazine. The article is somewhat more political (although blessedly non-partisan) than I usually like to cover in this blog, but Teles makes some interesting points that have applicability as we engineer processes and build systems to support those processes.more
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