"Unaware of the limitations of linear narrative, engineers tried to scale processes by imitating human reasoning." #readingToday
The frameworks for controlling the infrastructure thus became, once again, like remote controls, usually scripted in the traditional linear narrative logic of flowcharts. Unaware of the limitations of linear narrative, engineers tried to scale processes by imitating human reasoning (phase 2-3 of figure 11.5 ). During the 19th century, scalable operations were orchestrated with the help of fixed punch-card patterns used in industrial looms, turning out reams of continuous fabric without distracting semantics, but in the new economy individual human power has been amplified through information technology to the point where change is viewed more like a shooting range, trying to knock coconuts off a pedestal to win a prize.
In Search of Certainty, Mark Burgess, 2013