Points to get across
- A single component can simultaneously be used for multiple purposes, and in combination with other components
- A component can be used for something new that didn’t exist when it was created
- A component can be swapped out for a new component
- A component can be shared by multiple organizations, for the same or different purposes
A database component can store data collected by different people, and can be queried by different people for different reasons. This component can be replaced with a new database component without an overhaul of how the data was collected, or the process enabled by the data.
A public water tap can be used by different people to drink water, have a water fight or wash a car, and can be replaced with a new tap, without an overhaul of the water mains or how you consume water.