The model is broken. Because the word "the" is altogether human.
-Robert Lobkovich (from a comment on yesterday's post)
I thought this to be an interesting statement. The idea, as best I can tell, is that there is no one perfect model for anything. Each idea runs into its own circumstances and situations that require refining, re-inventing, and revision.
Yet, there is nothing new under the sun. Everything we are doing has been done before. So we are repeating ourselves in trying to find the right combination for the right circumstance.
We aren't trying to come up with a new uniqueness as much as we are trying to patch together a quilt of best (or most applicable) unique bits of the past as possible.
And that brings me back to the original idea. Which bits of the past are worth taking into the future? What aspects of the current model(s), if any, need to be cleaved and left by the side of the road? Or is a bigger quilt always better? And what of the current model would we call sacred if we had our choice?