Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Banks, Ian (20 Aug 2002), Iain M Banks’ latest Culture novel is a tale of conspiracy, deception and eccentricity. So, Iain, we asked, what’s it all about?, Retrieved on 2015-02-23
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    23 FEB 2015

     Outside Context Problem

    The usual example given to illustrate an Outside Context Problem was imagining you were a tribe on a largish, fertile island; you'd tamed the land, invented the wheel or writing or whatever, the neighbors were cooperative or enslaved but at any rate peaceful and you were busy raising temples to yourself with all the excess productive capacity you had, you were in a position of near-absolute power and control which your hallowed ancestors could hardly have dreamed of and the whole situation wa...
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