Also really resonates with How Buildings Learn. Hey that's an idea, why isn't there more work on How Software Learns, that is, how it evolves over time as it adapts to the changing needs of its inhabitants (users and developers).
They mentioned How Buildings Learn by Stewart Brand which seemed kind of out of place. There's nothing woo about Brand's theory, the "learn" is mostly metaphorical, he's talking about how buildings are adapted by their owners and occupants over time. But he does sort of freely agentify buildings when necessary, so OK.