Action patterns that use complex replication for making decisions of quality; priority and method will produce outcomes that are predictable over the long-term, but highly unpredictable in the short term. This means that with complex replication, an individual eventually does what he sets out to do--but there is no predicting exactly how he is going to get there. People who habitually use this action pattern are usually good at "multi-tasking'--that's to say they're good at working on several parts of a project (or, in some cases, several projects) at one time. So, if you use this pattern, you will select materials that can be used or altered in some way to accomplish your goal and you will reject materials that are not useful for your goal--or which might not be good for guaranteeing the long-term viability of your proposed outcome.

Action patterns made up solely of random variation components begin nowhere in particular and end up nowhere in particular. One thing is as good as another, and nothing is much more beautiful, necessary or true than anything else. So, if you use this pattern to make decisions of quality; priority and method, then you will select what is different and reject what is familiar--without paying attention to specific qualities.