I know we had the best technology team I’ve ever worked with, but we didn’t know if it would work. I was incredibly confident it would work. I was betting a lot on it. We had time. We had resources. We had done what we thought would work, and it still could have broken. Something could have happened.
Harper Reed, Obama campaign tech lead
This is a tell-tale sign of high-level thinking: that you’ve done your homework, built the absolute best thing that you can, and you still know that nothing is perfect and that shit can happen.
(Source: The Atlantic)