[ih] Funny how things work out

Dave Crocker dhc at dcrocker.net
Mon Feb 1 18:18:59 PST 2021

On 2/1/2021 5:54 PM, Tony Li wrote:
> Thus, if an architecture requires the use of hierarchy, it must be explicitly mandated, otherwise other human motivations
> will compromise the architecture.

Permits vs. requires.

The choice become arbitrary, absent thoughtful justification in 
technical, operations, cost, cognitive, social or legal considerations.

In the current case, it does not appear that the existing use (or 
non-use) of hierarchy has caused problems with any of that above list, 
except some social and/or legal hassles.  But it doesn't seem to rise 
above 'hassles'.

If there is a compelling case for imposing more use of the hierarchy, 
what is it?


Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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