Glanville R. (1987) The question of cybernetics. Cybernetics and Systems 18(2): 99–112. https://cepa.info/2459
The question of cybernetics.
Cybernetics and Systems 18(2): 99–112.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/2459
The recently developed notions of second-order cybernetics bring into focus a number of traditional concerns (e.g., self-reference). Here, a simple derivation of some of these notions is made from a brief characterization of the initial cybernetics ideas developed by N. Wiener and others. Matters of concern and consequence are then stated, and are summarized as facets of what should be the major area of research in the field: the question of cybernetics.