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memory storage, since all parts of their bodies retain information after they are cut
and allowed to regenerate (see page 418). Four pairs of lobes of the brains of
octopods are concerned with memory, two pairs for visual information inputs and
a matter-energy storage subsystem somewhere on the organization's territory.
This subsystem includes subsidiary organizations and groups responsible for
warehouses, garages, parking areas, reservoirs, stock rooms, cattle pens,
The location of storage is often near the place of its intended use. In the United
States ships and aircraft may be stored in decentralized areas on the two coasts.
Very valuable or strategically important things are often placed a long distance ...
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I purchased this book many years ago and found it very enlighting. The shredout concept was of particular interest to me in that it provided ways to look at various living systems from micro to macro. It has a lot of detail which I never was able to get around to studying, but appears to have influenced my thinking which was later documented in a series of blogs http://www.bcswonline.com/blog/index.html
I still have a copy and refer to it.
TABLE 11 The 19 Critical Subsystems of a Living System
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