As systems become complex, our ability to understand, and more importantly foresee why things behave in a certain way diminishes. Hence we resort to symptomatic treatment as a tactic to resolve problems. This is commonplace when it comes to tuning the performance of large scale systems. Our willingness to disproportionately value benchmarks over theory is proof that we are losing ability to reason about emergent behaviour of non-trivial systems. This article.. Read More