Brittleness comes from “One Thing”

Source: Brittleness comes from “One Thing”, by Jason Cohen

If there is only one of something in a system, and the loss of that one thing would break the system, then that “one thing” is a source of brittleness for the system.

The obvious solution, although expensive, is to duplicate One Things in order to acquire robustness.

As you scale, the size of the “chunks” that create brittleness also scale