There are more choices then there are days in a lifetime. More choices, always. Some people don't struggle with this. They take it as a statement of fact, as ordinary as the expectation that the sky will be blue. Why ponder the color of the sky? But I ponder, and I know others who do, too.
Science is an endless process. It builds on itself. But just like life, science means nothing if the fruits of its efforts aren’t shared with others.
Rules give creative people the license to operate from a stable position. By imposing structure and rules to which a disparate crowd must conform, standardization of formats facilitates wider distribution of information.
Aboard that rocket is the accumulated effort of many diverse people, spanning years and miles. As it rises into space, the major engineering phase ends and the operational scientific phase begins --Photo by Bill Ingalls, NASA