Localisation refers to the process of adapting products or services to meet the cultural, linguistic, and regulatory requirements of a specific region or market.
Decentralisation, on the other hand, refers to the distribution of power and decision-making away from a central authority or organisation. This can mean breaking up a large, centralised entity into smaller, more autonomous units, or distributing decision-making power more broadly across a network of stakeholders.
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A more decentralised model than most
Have you ever wondered how ships stay afloat even when they get a hole in them? Well, it's all thanks to hull compartmentalization! This is when shipbuilders create different rooms or sections in the ship and keep them separated from each other by walls called bulkheads.
This way, if the ship gets a hole in one section, the water won't be able to spread to the other parts of the ship. This makes the ship safer and more stable, and gives the crew and passengers a better chance of survival.
This idea has been used in shipbuilding for a long time and we would never even consider leaving port without it. It is also why your grandmother advised you "Not to put all your eggs in one basket".
So just like how ships use hull compartmentalization to stay afloat, our digital lives can also benefit from the same concept.
By keeping different parts of our online systems isolated from each other, we can prevent the spread of problems and protect our sensitive information. It's like building bulkheads in the digital world to keep our virtual ships afloat!
And just like how a ship captain needs to be careful in rough waters, we also need to be diligent in securing our digital lives.
The internet itself is decentralised, based on the principle of having separate and isolated components.
The internet is a decentralised network, where different components, such as routers and switches, are connected to each other to form the larger network. Each component has its own separate and isolated functions, which helps to prevent the spread of problems in one component to other parts of the network.
This structure helps to increase the resilience and stability of the internet, as a failure in one component does not necessarily mean a failure of the entire network.
So, in summary, being decentralised means being more secure. This is what we're trying to achieve at Kindling with our personal digital assistant. Learn more about it here.