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< previous page page_34 next page > Page 34 "sub-systems" are purposeful and generate their own goals; the "system" is subject to behavioural influences; the "system" is largely open to the environment. In what follows, reference will be made to simple problem contexts which contain relatively "simple systems" manifesting "easy" problems and complex problem contexts which contain relatively "complex systems" manifesting "difficult'' problems. We will have to be careful, however, not to be fooled by either superficial simplicity or superficial complexity. For example, if we consider an aeroplane that has many parts and interrelations we might mistakenly label this complex. Mistaken it would be, because characteristically such technological realisations are operated according to
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"well-defined" laws of behaviour and are not evolutionary, and on these grounds should be labelled relatively simple. On the other hand a superficially simple system, say the organisation of two people in interaction, is
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