The TrueTalk Blog: Rules Sets Create Systems; Systems Creat Outcomes
The TrueTalk Blog: Rules Sets Create Systems; Systems Create Outcomes: "At first blush, we think that rules are designed to exercise control over the actions of those subject to them. And, that's certainly true. But think about rules in games. While they're established to control behavior, at a deeper level they're designed to create a world, a place within which the game can be played. Rule sets enable/encourage some actions and disable/discourage others; rule sets make some things easy, other things hard; reward some behaviors, punish others. Rule sets, then, create systems"