A short description of maintenance

A short description of maintenance
Art by Wu Guanzhong
My understanding of maintenance:
  • More: capable to continue to evolve
  • Less: contain at status quo / steady state
  • 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.