“The difference between a great design and a lousy one is in the meshing of the thousand details that either fit or don’t, and the spirit of the passionate intellect that has tied them together, or tried. That’s why programming– or buying software– on the basis of “lists of features” is a doomed and misguided effort. The features can be thrown together, as in a garbage can, or carefully laid together and interwoven in elegant unification, as in the game of chess” -Ted Nelson
It’s my goal to become an expert at meshing together the thousands of details so that they will fit together in elegant complexity. I felt like this quote sums up the feeling I get at the beginning of a massive project. Overwhelmed and unsure of how to start. I feel the weight of the project becoming thrown together as if a garbage can instead of the end result being a guided effort toward elegant unification.