You never realize how intricate something is until you’re coming headlong into the realization that there is NO OFFICIAL EXPLANATION for how a certain piece of technology is *actually read*.
oh sure there’s explanations about how the mechanics work, but how do you actually *read it* and *where* do you start reading it? What is the ‘this is obvious in hindsight’ moment?
I feel like we’re dealing with the Roman Concrete Concept of D’ni. Something obvious to them, and yet… not so obvious to us surface dwellers with our sometimes surface-centric mindsets.
Some people can probably look back on this and guess what it is I’m talking about haha. But Oh geeze. Oh Wow. Oh Man.