Wisdom of IT

The wisdom of information technology (IT) is knowing the difference between objective and subjective.

Objectivity is falsifiability (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falsifiability)

Subjectivity is individuality.

Here is the breakdown:

OBJECTIVE (regardless of race, time and culture)

– Understand the problem domain (WHAT) – e.g., consensus

– Survey the solution space (HOW) –  e.g. algorithm (Raft, Paxos)

SUBJECTIVE (with respect to an individual)

– Make your decision (WHY) – implementation detail is subjective due to software preference and other factors

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