I didn’t know there was a full First Letters Capitalized list

While reading through the early days of a pandemic, I discovered that someone made a list of Eight Fallacies of Distributed Computing:

  • The network is reliable.
  • Latency is zero.
  • Bandwidth is infinite.
  • The network is secure.
  • Topology doesn’t change.
  • There is one administrator.
  • Transport cost is zero.
  • The network is homogeneous.

I’ve seen all those assumptions fail personally. That’s with only a few years of experience running small distributed systems.

The originating article/talk is here.