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I consider it positive feedback.  The wheel can 
also grind down the good.  It only knows forward  
momentum, not destination.  Justice and the good 
are human concepts; thus life-enabled, not life-
assured.  One may become the rebel or the curmudgeon 
by choice.  Choose wisely even if inconsistently 
and measure that chosen well and often.


From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:ricko@allette.com.au]

It is dialectical: the contradictions grow to the point where they
are intolerable (and where the best way out it more or less obvious)
and then we get a new standard devised.   By the time the
new standard is devised, technology has also changed enough that
rather than merely "correcting" the original, we can expect the new
to also address some different issues, bring in a new constituency. They
will then work as if the original rationale were obsolete, thus creating
a whole new set of contradictory impulses where the old generation
adopters become the rebels.  Len might think this is the wheel of life. 


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