My understanding of maintenance:
- More: capable to continue to evolve
- Less: contain at status quo / steady state
Related to infrastructure:
- Keep flexible so can accommodate future changes
And don’t forget the personal maintenance it takes to pursue unique ideas or to have sufficient “slack” to emotionally support others
The Cybernetics of Maintenance
Cybernetics is inherently about maintenance. It is about ongoing feedback loops: taking in current information and adjusting or upgrading status to a desired state.