Feedback Loops and Delay Lines

Rather amazing, how tough it is for people to understand systems with time delays. It's our natural tendency, apparently, to blame (or credit) the last person who touches the ball with the loss (or victory)—regardless of how many critical earlier mistakes (or brilliant plays) were made. And in a more serious context, consider:

(cf. Transient Behavior (1999-05-11), Freedom Peace Commerce Education (2002-09-13), ...) - ^z - 2010-11-10