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1

The problem with "don't be evil" wasn't that it couldn't be done, but that it couldn't be scaled. We shouldn't ridicule people for believing in principles, but we should absolutely call them out when they abandon them.

2

4-tier / micro-service architectures are organizational scaling patterns far more than they're tech. 1st rule of distributed systems: Don't.

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