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Systemantics: How Systems Work and Especially How They Fail
by John Gall
General Systemantics Press of Ann Arbor is proud to announce the revised & much enlarged Second Edition of SYSTEMANTICS: THE UNDERGROUND TEXT OF SYSTEMS LORE. How Systems Really Work & How They Fail. "It's the perfect gift for those hard-to-please engineers & scientists (those maddening people who say, 'I don't really want anything,' or even, 'on an absolute scale, it doesn't really matter') on your list."--Jon Carroll, THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, November 2, 1989. "A wonderful book by John Gall"--Steve Rosenthal, MACWEEK, March 21, 1989. "The author is having fun with a serious subject...insights come in the form of marvelously succinct rules of thumb, in the spirit of Murphy's Law & the Peter Principle."--Kevin Kelly in SIGNAL (1988). "From 'Function-&-Failure' to 'Management & Other Myths,' here's a collection of witty observations...grown into maturerules of thumb."--COMPUTER BOOK REVIEW (April, 1987).
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