“No material thing can ever achieve full and utter acceptability. People are too ductile to have their problems solved. People are time bound entities transiting from cradle to grave. Any ‘solved problem’ that involves human beings solves a problem whose parameters must change through time. A ‘thing’ is no more stable than the humans who cherish it. Properly understood, a thing is not merely a material object, but a frozen technosocial relationship.” – Bruce Sterling