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# Ashby's law in the first hour of the day

That's part of the section about "Control" from a "Changing the way we think about quality" presentation I did earlier this year.

It's yet another attempt to explain the law of requisite variety. I hope it has some value outside the context of the presentation of which it was part.

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### Ashby's law in the first hour of the day

1. 1. Ashby's Law in the first hour of the day That's part of the section about "Control" from a "Changing the way we think about quality" presentation I did earlier this year. It's yet another attempt to explain the law of requisite variety. Ivo Velitchkov, March 2013
2. 2. Only variety can absorb variety Ashby's law
3. 3. We experience Ashby's law of requisite variety probably as often as we experience Newton's law of gravity.
4. 4. 21:30 the previous night
5. 5. 21:30 the previous night Only variety can absorb variety
6. 6. If the two hands of the clock were the same shape and size, what would happen with the variety of the clock?
7. 7. It will be reduced…
8. 8. It will be reduced… 12:30 = 06:03
9. 9. Why when I’m stressed, it takes me more time to get the right water temperature?
10. 10. What will be the weather today?
11. 11. What will be the weather today?
12. 12. I can better control the impact of the weather changes on me today if I put more layers on..
13. 13. Clay tablets are pretty old. You can write (well, only once) and read on them. It's only that they have much lower variety than the one in my hands…
14. 14. It controls the traffic with 3 or 4 signals, but it has a variety of 8, so there is a redundant variety…
15. 15. When the variety of the traffic cannot be absorbed by the road network, it is absorbed by a traffic jam…
16. 16. Have you heard we have a new competitor? Yes, and I wonder what is best to do: increase our product range to cover what they have or merge with it to increase our capabilities and have one competitor less?
17. 17. THE END
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That's part of the section about "Control" from a "Changing the way we think about quality" presentation I did earlier this year. It's yet another attempt to explain the law of requisite variety. I hope it has some value outside the context of the presentation of which it was part.

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