Your laptop is a distributed system

Nicola Apicella
Jan 7 · 5 min read
Photo by Michael Dziedzic on Unsplash

When we think about distributed systems, we picture multiple machines communicating to each other to fulfill a request, perhaps a cluster of nodes storing data in a distributed database, or more abstract concepts like consistency in the CAP theorem[1].

But have you have ever seen a distributed system with your eyes? I do not mean an architecture diagram, I mean REALLY seeing it.
I bet you do and it is…