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When I was a kid in the 1980s, discovering programming through Basic and my Atari, I could not understand why we could not automate basic law enforcement activities such as speed control, traffic-light violations, and parking meters. Everything seemed pretty easy: the book I had said that to be a good programmer, you should avoid
GOTO statements. And that’s what I did, trying to structure my code from the age of 12. However, there was no way I could imagine the volume of data (and the booming Internet of Things, or IoT) while I was developing my Monopoly-like game. As my game fit into 64 KB of memory, I definitely had no clue that datasets would become bigger (by a ginormous factor) or that the data would have a speed, or velocity , as I was patiently waiting for my game to be saved on my Atari 1010 tape recorder.