IT Revolutions. First International ICST Conference, IT Revolutions 2008, Venice, Italy, December 17-19, 2008, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

The Primacy of Paradox

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        author={John Boardman},
        title={The Primacy of Paradox},
        proceedings={IT Revolutions. First International ICST Conference, IT Revolutions 2008, Venice, Italy, December 17-19, 2008, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={IT REVOLUTIONS},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
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  • John Boardman
    Year: 2012
    The Primacy of Paradox
    IT REVOLUTIONS
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03978-2_9
John Boardman1
  • 1: A Conference sponsored by ICST

Abstract

Our world today is rife with systems and it’s my bet that no amount of revolutions, IT or social, will rid us of them. , all of our efforts are being directed at bigger, better, smarter systems. Special effort is being directed at a kind of system that makes ready use of a plethora of existing or legacy systems, having them work together in new ways forming what people are calling a Systems of Systems (SoS)[1]. These are new wholes greater than, smarter than, and more potent than not only any of the constituent systems but even the sum of them, however sum is defined.