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Convergent, independent evolution is a powerful testament to functional design.
Agaric is the term for any mushroom with gills-- the common mushroom you'll see on the forest floor. These gills have evolved independently in numerous species of mushroom at least four or five times. Since nature has again and again selected this cross-genus feature for effective production and distribution of spores, it is ecological testament to the above truism.
Agarics and other mushrooms are the visible part of larger – sometimes vastly larger – mycelial networks. A mycelium may be tiny, forming a colony that is too small to see, or it may be extensive; the largest known organism in the world by area is a 2,400-acre growth of mycelium in eastern Oregon, which was one contiguous being until logging roads cut through it.
These vast networks of interconnected life are vital to ecosystems, and agarics are included in the mycorrhizal associations of plants and fungus that are frequently mutualistic – beneficial to both. Sometimes, mushrooms are the only outward sign that such networks exist.
The Internet is a huge association of computers, vital to our society in the Information Age. Much of the work is out of view, but websites are the visible part evidence, often where cross-fertilization occurs.
On the Web, an Agaric is a website: outward evidence of production and connection that takes place largely behind the scenes. We work with methods and technologies proven by their emergence to solve real problems. An Agaric does the work that informs, connects, and enhances everyday lives, producing change in the world.