Engineering, medicine, business, architecture, and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent—not with how things are but with how they might be—in short, with design.
Note: add others but of particular relevance is teachimg
“Wonderful, but not incomprehensible.”
The laws that govern these strings of symbols, the laws that govern the occasions on which we emit and receive them, the determinants of their content are all consequences of our collective artifice.
The behavior takes on the shape of the task environment.
Note: nb metaphor of shape