a) it *had* a technical definition
b) it was everything i had been struggling and flailing to describe for the past six months
the reason we got attention, in a NOTORIOUSLY packed space, is because we reflected the real pain and anger that engineers like us are feeling.
we live in a high cardinality world.
we live in a world where you must instrument with intent, not rely on magic.
we live in a world where user experience is the only metric that matters.
we live in a world of cheap hardware and expensive time.
they weren't designed for a distributed world, but they've been making too much money to care.
you people are why we are still around today, and gaining steam fast. 💙
vendors keep papering this gap by releasing features named e.g. "Infinite Cardinality"
this smug stasis seems to be what happens when a category is raking in so much money, they don't notice or care when the world has moved on.
i too aspire to print so much money i don't have to care about anyone's feelings, but until then... we'll be over here trying to build the shit you need to understand your systems. 🧸🐝