It also seems to me that it fits in to some other changes that seem to be taking place. We used to think of computers as things, physical objects. But to a certain extent, "a computer" is becoming a blob of data that exists in some sort of container (ie., hardware).
My main desktop, for example, is a blob of data that lives at a VPS hosting company. Some people carry around their systems on USB sticks, and boot them wherever they happen to be. Etc.
If a computer is a blob of data, then having better tools with which we can describe and build these blobs is a really good thing.
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