Eric Silverman (ERICS@DEPAUW.EDU)
Tue, 7 Mar 1995 09:39:42 -0500

With all the recent discussion/reviews of Bateson mature cybernetic
work (even posthumously), might I offer a caveat:

Do not neglect the earlier, ethnographic material, e.g., Naven, Balinese
Character, "Style, Grace and Information in Primitive Art," etc., all of
which is brilliant and the initial intellectual context from whence
arose his later interests and writings.

Or, am I preaching to those who already know?

P.S. Naven is still in print!

Eric Silverman
DePauw University