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What Is 'Interdependence'?

Interdependence means that complex systems depend on other systems to be able to operate.

Highly interdependent systems are called "tightly coupled" systems. The more tightly coupled these systems are, the more they will be affected by failures on the systems they depend on.

"Loosely coupled" systems have low interdependence between each other.

The less dependent a system is, the less rigid and time-dependent it is, and the more Slack it has.

By removing dependencies you can make a system less interdependent, and therefore decrease the chances of a mistake in one system to cascade to the other systems.

Questions About 'Interdependence'


"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe."

John Muir, naturalist


From Chapter 9:

Understanding Systems


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