Which is when I realized I had modeled myself, not after the computer, but after its gaps. I had internalized this byzantine and fractured map in order to predict and counteract the error of using the wrong file at the wrong time, because we had combined needless complexity (multiple operating systems) with oversimplification (the computer itself). I had internalized the system’s breakdown; in trying to anticipate the process I had become its errors.

The best description I’ve heard for why the software process fails so often.

via Hilobrow | Middlebrow is not the solution.