Snowballs are Snowflakes too!

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Getting to uniqueness is interesting in that it can be achieved in several ways:

  • combining some number of previously existing common (non unique) elements to create a unique new assembly.  Snowflakes themselves are created this way from common atoms and molecules in a crystalline form.  A song is a unique combination of common notes for example.

 

  • combining some number of unique elements to create a unique new assembly.  Putting a bunch of snowflakes together to form a snowball creates a unique new assembly.  A group of people, each of whom is a snowflake, creates a unique new assembly.

Maybe I just find everything interesting and I’ve got snowflakes on the brain, (or a snowflake for a brain!) but I find these simple “Snowflake Laws” to be very useful and important to understand.

Are there other ways to create uniqueness or snowflakes?

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One Response to “Snowballs are Snowflakes too!”

  1. Global Snowball has a Heartbeat? « Long Slow Chat Says:

    […] In the vernacular of the Snowflake Effect I had been pointing out similar ends of the spectrum from individual Snowflakes to the collective Snowball such as Pluralization of Personalization and “Snowballs are Snowflakes too!” […]

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