“For nearly a year and a half, a Massachusetts high school has been lit up around the clock because the district can’t turn off the roughly 7,000 lights in the sprawling building.” Why? Because the software that runs the system failed in August of 2021 and no one’s been able to fix it. The lights have been on at a Massachusetts school for over a year because no one can turn them off. This feels like a metaphor for something. Or everything.