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How To Really Understand And Benefit From Abstractions

Abstractions power every piece of technology we use today!

How To Really Understand And Benefit From Abstractions — An illustration of a coffee machine, where Coffee beans, milk, and sugar are provided as input on top, and coffee comes out as output as it drips into the coffee mug.
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To benefit from abstractions, you need to understand them first. We engage in acts of designing and executing abstractions all the time without realizing it. While the human mind is often involved in implicit abstractions, in this essay, we are particularly interested in…

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