I’ve decided that this characterization isn’t exactly fair. Sure, from ourview in the outside world, that’s obviously what’s happening. But ratherthan all those programmers being compressed into a spatial singularity,they’re actually emerging into a parallel universe on the other side. Auniverse where there *is* such a thing as a free lunch, threads don’t makeyour programs crash, parallelism is easy, and you can have millions ofcustomers but provide absolutely no tech support and somehow get away withit. A universe with self-driving cars, a legitimate alternative to C, aworking distributed filesystem, and the entire Internet cached in RAM.
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