“I try to keep things fresh, you know?” He says, “Love is a verb.” And for once that doesn’t sound tacky or cliche or tired. It sounds like the truth. It sounds like the start of a story that ends with the realization that the Divine, however defined, is found in even the simplest acts of kindness and love.
During my PhD, I co-authored a paper titled “In Search of an Understandable Consensus Algorithm”, which describes how we designed the Raft algorithm specifically for understandability. The paper argues that understandability should be a primary design objective for distributed systems.