As Jamie Zawinski has remarked, when it comes to losing your data “The universe tends toward maximum irony. Don’t push it.”— Kieran Healy, The Plain Person’s Guide to Plain Text Social Science, 2018. kieranhealy.org/files/papers/plain-person-text.pdf, p.12
Sara Ahmed is a remarkable writer. She writes in loops and tangles of words in which the words start to behave (or mean things) differently. It’s dizzying, simply, beautiful and challenging.
Here she is on systems:
You come against a system when you point out a system. When there is a system those who benefit from the system do not want to recognise that system.