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The advantage of components is best explained through analogy; with automobiles, you don’t have to understand how a starter works to use the ignition. Furthermore, parts suppliers make starters for different cars and it’s not difficult to replace a starter. That is possible because the starters are standardized, and the interface (i.e., the ignition) is well known and isolates starting the car from other elements of the vehicle. It would be odd if turning on the radio used the same knob as starting the car.

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