Misunderstandings related to "meta" often cause serious problems in systems engineering. This paper attempts to elucidate some of those misunderstandings, particularly as they apply to systems architectures. It examines how standards can provide discipline and clarity, suggesting how standards themselves must be done without falling into similar "meta" traps.
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