I go to great lengths for you to understand
I never change my stripes, I stick to what you planned
I bend and reach for you, in any given frame
With no delay, on your command, I'm back from whence I came
What am I?
I think it's a:
I go to great lengths for you to understand:
It expand to great lengths so you can know/measure the distance between two points, or the length of something.
I never change my stripes, I stick to what you planned:
Well, the stripes are the little lines on the tape that tell the measure (millimetters, centimetters, inchs, ...), it will be disasterous if they would change I think.
I bend and reach for you, in any given frame:
Since it's a flexible tape, it can bend. And it can reach places you can't fit in them (like holes for example).
With no delay, on your command, I'm back from whence I came:
When you finish mesauring something, you release your hand and it get back to its case (where it came from in the first place). Who didn't play with one of those when he was young?
It could be
Map with zoom in/zoom out features
A digital map can be adjusted as per one's convenience (It could be an astro-atlas to understand great lengths)
Never changed my stripes, I stick to what is planned
Could refer to almost fixed/static night sky plotted on an atlas with different zones of light/regions with varying intensities of light
I bend and reach for you in any given frame - could mean
digital atlas can be accessed in any smart device
With no delay, at a command, I am back- refers to
The minimze/maximize/restore options available as controls in a digitalized map.