Permaculture research reveals that this stability is achieved only through a complex network of connections…"functional connections" between elements in the total system. The more functional connections a system has, the more sustainable it becomes.
Ok, it’s statements like the one above, from permaearth.org, that literally blow me away and freak me out at the same time. I mean doesn’t that description above, of permaculture, sound exactly like the Web?
One thing I’d like to add to this. Not only does the system become more sustainable but it becomes more usable and valuable.