[squeak-dev] Smalltalk Implementation of the Viable System Model

Brad Fuller bradallenfuller at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 16:52:59 UTC 2011

On Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 09:47, Robert Carleton <rbc at rbcarleton.com> wrote:
> I've been slowly piecing together an implementation
> of what is called the Viable System Model, or VSM.
> The model was developed by operations research theorist
>  and cybernetician Stafford Beer in the early 70's.
> One of the best known projects making use of the VSM
>  was an attempted real-time computer-controlled planned
>  economy in the years 1970 to 1973. It was called Project
>  Cybersyn. The system used a telex network, applications
>  running on an IBM 360 computer and a specially designed
>  operations room for decision making. Given the advances
>  in computers and networks, it seems to me that using the
>  VSM has the potential to be far more automated today.

can you get this done and hand it over to the "lost" and "needy" in
congress soon? ;-)

Actually, sounds absolutely fascinating..


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