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The suit of swords represent the reflexive, universal quality of computing: the possibility to store programs as data, of machines that simulate other machines. The ninth of a suit is the thing in perfect balance, embedded in the real world of energy and ideas. An editor is a program that humans use to make something on a computer: Adobe Photoshop, or Microsoft Word. One of the things that people use editors for is making computer programs. It as program that a human spirit can use to make another program. The best editors were made in early versions of themselves.
Your system is embedded in a greater process, where people use that system to make the future, and that future informs the system’s direction and change. Can you see the dynamics of this greater process? Where is your system leading people? Where are they leading your system?