Maps and Territories

by Ben Perreira

A map is a graphical representation of an a territory, designed to offer a reasonable approximation of that that territory’s features to allow for successful navigation. 

Too often, when making decisions, we mistake the map for the territory. A map is to a territory what a power drill is to building a house: you will probably need it, but it will not by itself suffice. 

There are things in the territory that cannot be seen, scaled or forewarned using paper and ink (or HTML and CSS). Awareness that one is not the other is the most important step.

Happy Monday.