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October 20th, 2010


09:54 am - Finite and Infinite Games

Прекрасное руководство по жизни играючи – “Finite and Infinite Games” от James P. Carse.
Английский стоит учить хотя бы потому, что этой книги, похоже что, на русском просто нет.

1. There are at least two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other infinite.
A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of
continuing the play
.

2. There is no game, finite or infinite, unless the players freely agree to play it. No one can
play who is forced to play
. This is an invariable principle of all play. Whoever must play,
cannot play
.

6. Other than the principle of voluntarism, infinite games are the opposite of finite games in
every way. Infinite games have no spatial, temporal, or numerical boundaries, and no
winners or rankings. Finite games are externally defined; infinite games are internally
defined
. The time of an infinite game is determined in the game itself.

Соответственно, внешнее – конечно, внутреннее – бесконечно.
За чем гоняться – решать вам.

 
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