Good deep dive into reverse engineering and rewriting in-app HTTP protocols on the wire. Terrible way to do ad-blocking, though
aka. “cellular architecture” (which is what Slack called it). Basically, entirely independent replicas of the system, to provide fault isolation between “cells”. (Back in 2011? our team in AWS Network Monitoring did this with PIMMS, to provide an ability to survive single-AZ outages.)
The Polynesians, scattered as they were over 1,000 islands across the central and southern Pacific Ocean, were master navigators who tracked their way over a huge expanses of ocean without any of the complex mechanical aids we associate with sea fairing. They didn’t have the astrolabe or the sextant, the compass or the chronometer. They did however have aids of a sort, which though seemingly humble, were in fact the repositories of an extremely complex kind of knowledge. Called Rebbelibs, Medos. and Mattangs, today we call them simply “Stick Charts.”
What will happen to AI is boring old capitalism. Its staying power will come in the form of replacing competent, expensive humans with crappy, cheap robots.