May 2, 2018
[White Hat is sitting at a laptop. Cueball is standing behind him.]
White Hat: Man, Docker is being used for everything.
White Hat: I don’t know how I feel about it.
Cueball: Story time!
[Cueball is standing by himself.]
Cueball: Once, long ago, I wanted to use an old tablet as a wall display.
[A picture of Cueball’s imagined tablet with two applications open side by side. The app on the left is “LiveCam”. The app on the right is Google Calendar.]
Cueball: I had an app and a calendar webpage that I wanted to show side by side, but the OS didn’t have split-screen support.
Cueball: So I decided to build my own app.
[White Hat and Cueball as before, but White Hat has turned to face Cueball.]
Cueball: I downloaded the SDK and the IDE, registered as a developer, and started reading the language’s docs.
[A picture of two smartphones glued together side by side, held on a backing board. The same two applications shown earlier are open on different phones.]
Cueball: …Then I realized it would be way easier to get two smaller phones on eBay and glue them together.
Cueball: On that day, I achieved software enlightenment.
[White Hat and Cueball still facing each other, with White Hat’s arm resting on the back of the chair.]
White Hat: But you never learned to write software.
Cueball: No, I just learned how to glue together stuff that I don’t understand.
White Hat: I…OK, fair.