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|+||Discussed at [[connections-20080112]]|
|+||* [[Stafford Beer]] and [[Ross Ashby]] were both in Britain. They not only got together at conferences, but got together for lunch for long lunches.|
|+||* [Stafford Beer]] was interested in Variety as the common measure of everything.|
|+||* When [[Stafford Beer]] was in United Steel, brought everyone from experts on snakes to theologians ... included [[Ross Ashby]] and [[Warren McCullough]]|
|+||* Stafford was a socialist, and not happy that the productivity improvements would bring effort to the company down to 1/3, but the end result to the workers was barely enough to buy a pack of cigarettes.|