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Are you taking technology for granted?

I recently watched an incredible presentation by the database team at Facebook on how they make MySQL scale. I was blown away by the OLTP stats (13 million queries/s peak?!) as well as hearing about the problems they encountered and resolved. It spurred thoughts of the enduser: their perceptions, experience and reliance on that particular technology. I then started thinking about the people that support these products we depend on.