…Roger might not entirely be a lost cause. Maybe there’s a heavyweight lurking somewhere in his DNA. For the moment, though, I think he’s too busy going through old physics textbooks with a Sharpie, crossing out mentions of the ideal gas law.
Read the blog above. Read the linked content. Keep going. If you don’t figure out immediately that distributed systems are HARD then I’m not sure you’re paying attention. As a system architect I would never agree to pay the distributed systems tax unless I was getting a clear and valuable benefit.