word of the day: chreod, check it out.
The definition in the "Double-Tongued" dictionary is a good start:
The Wikipedia Stigmergy
entry inspires me to describe stigmergy as "sign-of-action".
It is both record and dynamics. It implies feed back loops and group computation, and it produces maps and adaptation.
What definitions do other people like? Where are the limits to what can be described as stigmergy?
What other terms compliment stigmergy in the study of adaptive systems for these other domains?
links a short collection of links gleaned from "the google".
Books exploring the topic of stigmergy and related topics such as "complexity" and "complex adaptive systems".
Places to study Complex adaptive systems