Origin of top-down
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Origin of structured programming
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We need to challenge this top-down decree that all web connections should, by default, be child-friendly.
The lack of available candidates is a bottom-up problem, and not necessarily a top-down problem.SNL's Kenan Thompson and the Invisible Black Women of Comedy|Tricia Romano|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What was once a far more hierarchical, top-down, and force-fed relationship is much flatter and more voluntary.Four Principles for a Libertarian National Security State|Nick Gillespie|September 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
These top-down schemes need city-size investment, and the citizen does not need to worry about the consequences, we are told.
However, the same technology offers alternatives to the top-down projects heralded above.
The old way dispensed services through large, top-down, inflexible bureaucracies.
Distributed knowledge and interconnectedness have replaced the structure of top-down command.
Instead of the top- down model of politics, we can experience a combination of bottom-up and top-down procedures.