By Mary Catherine Bateson
The author's parents attended conferences with the pioneers of cybernetics, the science of communication and control in animals and machines. Her father focused on the biological implications of the science, and let others work on "electronic brains." Ms. Bateson learned a lot from her folks about human nature. This is a wonderful memoir. I also recommend her other books, as well as one her father wrote, Mind and Nature: A Necessary Unity, for more about the complex organism, Homo sapiens.