Social Systems and Communication

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Economic systems enable "exchange" (of goods).

Communication systems enable "exchange" (of words and other data).

Money is a way to facilitate (make easier) communication about relative prices: it is a "social contrivance". (Paul Samuelson)

Another example of a communication system is the Internet, in particular email. Your first homework is to send me an email.

Next: netiquette = [Inter]net + etiquette

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