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Perfect Disruption: The Paradigm Shift from Mental Agents to ORGs
January/February 2009 (vol. 13 no. 1)
pp. 90-93
Carl Hewitt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Significant changes in hardware, software, and applications have set in place the conditions for a "perfect disruption" that could signal a foundational shift in how large-scale Internet applications are developed. Hewitt posits that the shift is away from mental agents toward what he calls organizations of restricted generality (ORGs), which are based on the way people interact within organizations rather than the way individuals process information in their brains.

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Index Terms:
agent systems, Internet development, ORG, organization of restricted generality, software development, systems, peering
Citation:
Carl Hewitt, "Perfect Disruption: The Paradigm Shift from Mental Agents to ORGs," IEEE Internet Computing, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 90-93, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MIC.2009.15
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