Formal theory, informal relations


visa writes in visakanv’s 50yr “plan” for global nerd network (wip):

it’s always interesting to me how often people try to “formalize” certain things that you can actually just do “informally”. I’m personally generally of the opinion that things should be kept “informal” up to the edge of chaos.

Formalize what?

what informal formal
human relations trust, warmth contracts, procedures
math value in context precision
software how is it used? how does it actually work?

I’d like to encourage people to keep human relations informal. That’s a different thing than never being precise!