100 years of whatever this will be
What if all these weird tech trends actually add up to something? Last time, we explored why various bits of trendy technology are, in my o...
Great read on societal trends through a systems lens. I don’t agree with everything but I do agree with a majority of the stuff said here.
“Even the fanciest pantsed distributed databases, with all the Rafts and Paxoses and red/greens and active/passives and Byzantine generals and dining philosophers and CAP theorems, are subject to this. You can do a bunch of math to absolutely prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that your database is completely distributed and has no single points of failure. There are papers that do this. You can do it too. Go ahead. I'll wait.
Okay, great. Now skip paying your AWS bill for a few months.
Whoops, there's a hierarchy after all!
You can stay in denial, or you can get serious.”Posted on 2021-12-02T21:10:46+0000