1. Exquisite Tweets from @yoz

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    In that Google, the Art of Cartography attained such Perfection that the servers mapping a single Province occupied the entirety of a City

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    Yoz Grahame

    One datacenter modelled on an art gallery; another a fancy-dress shop, servers of all sizes and colours hanging from racks, yours to rent

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    Servers shrunk to dust motes, transported around the datacenter by ants, following dynamic pheromone routes and singing to each other in BGP

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    The servers travelled so far that they could be pinged but not found. Someone suggested locating them all on some kind of shared drawing.

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    The servers were redundant, write-only; no defragmentation needed. They gritted the roads they mapped. They tasted good on ice cream.

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    Eventually a pile of servers in Idaho could be seen from space; the computational needs of mapping its dynamics pulled all other servers in.

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    As the amount of data stored increases, so does the amount of undetected data corruption. And thus total chaos is conserved.

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    Eventually, in an epic monument to the laws of scale, a server will tell someone that they smell of wee, and their mum dresses them funny.

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