There were nested schedules. On the route to exams and tests, there were timetables for each term, each week, each lesson, each topic. Separate. Her teacher was on rails, monitored just like she was. Timed, Tested. As robotic as her approved assistant in the desk screen. Both programmed to deliver, achieve. The teacher delivered his script with as much enthusiasm as he could muster. But she felt his frustration when he wanted to make a connection that wasn’t in the plan. She glanced at her unofficial assistant, the complex, adaptive economic system visualised, interdependent connections highlighted. She raised her arm.