This popped up on my Android phone's Google suggested articles (thanks omniscient algorithms!) and at first glance, I thought this was a Verge-esque trolljob, but after thoroughly skimming through this, it looks legit. I'm still shook this written this year by someone with a Computer Science degree...
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