[afnog] Another Perspective - Kentik's View on the Facebook Outage

Mark Tinka mark at tinka.africa
Fri Oct 8 20:26:56 UTC 2021

On 10/8/21 19:04, Randy Bush wrote:

> i hypothesize that, given any level of toolset, automation, what have
> you, we then make our use of it as complex as we think we can tolerate.
> and then ...

Agreed, with the theory being that the more complex we can make it, the 
likelier it is to simplify human interaction.

> it's the complexity, interdependence, fate sharing, tight coupling,
> ... which kill, not the particular tool.

This is where we get greedy, and potentially trivialize the toolset's 


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