Afterword

“There is no law of progress. Our future is in our own hands, to make or to mar. It will be an uphill fight to the end, and would we have it otherwise? Let no one suppose that evolution will ever exempt us from struggles. ‘You forget,’ said the Devil, with a chuckle, ‘that I have been evolving too.’”

—William Ralph Inge, English author and Anglican prelate (1860–1954)

The ICSM has been under development in one way or another since Barry’s original 1988 paper. This book is certainly not the final installment in that story. We are relatively certain that the precepts upon which the ICSM is built will remain stable for the next decade and perhaps beyond. However, the implementation of those principles, and the means by which they are achieved ...

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