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Techs Actually Simple

It's Just a Tarball

  • Yet, container images are just tarballs
  • Yet Git's object model is pretty simple - content-addressed blobs (file-like), trees (folder-like), and commits that get stored in a .git/objects folder
  • Some [git](/r/8E65E2) commands are still just shell scripts under the hood
  • Not to mention plaintext protocols. HTTP, SMTP, FTP, and Redis Serialization Protocol (RESP) are a few examples
  • Maybe one caveat is that nascent technology is often unnecessarily complex. Things are just getting pieced together - unoptimized workflows, artifacts leftover from failed experiments