Can command and control ever lead to great design?
"The USSR didn't collapse because its economy was strangled by a central command model. Rather because any central-controlled complexity is unstable and inflexible. Institutions, corporations, factories, organisms, economies, and robots will all fail to thrive if designed around central command."
From my view, there is nothing elegant or great designed by command and control. It cannot be great because it is not sustainable. Can you provide a counter example? I am curious.
The quote is from page 42. After locating the reference, I found that Out of Control is 15 years old, but it is still a fantastic book. Leads me to another question: by what factor do great designs last?