Fragments from imaginary dialogues
“The systems of your life require constant maintenance. You can’t just create a system and expect it to run smoothly forever. The adage ‘use it or lose it’ applies to systems as well.
I like to think of systems maintenance itself as a system. I call it the maintenance system.”
“What systems don’t require maintenance?”
“That’s a beautiful question.
The first thing that comes to mind is systems of meaning. But even those require maintenance from time to time.”
“Reminds me of a beautiful quote by Bertrand Russel:
In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.