Bundles and Packages

In this season of giving, let’s stop to consider one of the greatest gifts given to us by modern computer systems: the gift of abstraction.

Consider those billions of people around the world who use computers and mobile devices on a daily basis. They do this without having to know anything about the millions of CPU transistors and SSD sectors and LCD pixels that come together to make that happen. All of this is thanks to abstractions like files and directories and apps and documents.

Indeed, we stand on the shoulders of giants - giant abstractions - or perhaps giant layers of abstractions. Without them we’d all be sweating over the decision between NAND gates and NOR gates for every new project - and that would be no fun at all.

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