Just ran across this post of Kevin’s, from 16 April 2011:
“…It’s taken me 60 years, but I had an ephipany recently: Everything, without exception, requires additional energy and order to maintain itself. Not just living things, but the most inanimate things we know of: stone gravemarkers, iron columns, copper pipes, gravel roads, a piece of paper. None will last very long without attention and fixing, and the loan of additional order. Life is maintenance.…”
I’ve just been cruising through Kevin’s writings (kk.org). Tremendous amount of focussed,thought-provoking output.
Upgrade post here: https://www.kk.org/thetechnium/archives/2011/04/the_art_of_endl.php