Moving between social organization and technical infrastructure is like crossing the Northwest Passage: seasonal shifts in ice mean that the voyage can be made, but never the same way twice. Under such conditions, what is needed are not rigid maps, but flexible and creative principles of navigation.
-Paul N. Edwards, Steven J. Jackson, Geoffrey C. Bowker, and Cory P. Knobel, 2007, Understanding Infrastructure: Dynamics, Tensions, and Design. Ann Arbor: DeepBlue, as quoted in Zorica Nedovic-Budic, Joep Crompvoets, Yola Georgiadou.2012. Spatial Data Infrastructures in Context: North and South: