That feels a bit unfair as a headline since it's only a part of why the post is fun to read.

Now, why do I think this has some heft to it?

I’m a person who knows a lot about how computers and software work, is generally curious, and reads fast. I’ve been wrong about lots of things over the years.

I either fit this description, am certainly going to fit this description eventually, or will do whatever it takes to fit it, so we start out being pretty spiritually aligned. Plus, in addition to the credentials he points out here, the writer was a Distinguished Engineer at a place where that is No Small Potatoes, so I'm real inclined to give his words some weight.

Anyway, I recommend reading this even if you don't care a fig about cryptocurrency; it isn't long and the anecdotes are worth it.