On 11 Jul 96 at 7:55, Michael Erickson wrote:
> How can we have diversity in an environment where policy dictates
> uniform behavior?
> I've been re-reading Senge's 5th Discipline, and a comment about
> musical harmony being based in the differences in the singers voices
> (high voice, low voice, etc.) got my attention.
It's an interesting analogy, but one that probably can be taken further.
What we perceive as harmonious has to do with the mathmatical
relationships between the notes. To bein harmony, NO diversion from the
frequencies is permissable by our ears. If you sing a middle C, and I sing
an D in the same octave because I am "being diverse", we will sound like
So, to be in harmony we must behave almost precisely consistent with the
"rules and policies of harmony/physics". To stray even a few kilocycles
will destroy the harmony. NO variation (well give or take a few KC) is
I am sure there is something to be learned from this analogy, but I think
I will leave it to others fo rnow.
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