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Note that readers and writes don't block each other.

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@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@ As you can see the default order is descending by the date you provide, and the
Why?
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-I needed *highly available*, *linearly scalable* timelines. Because Riak is a Dynamo system, multiple writers can update a single value and I can merge the conflicts on a later read. I can also add a machine to the cluster for more throughput, and since it's simply fetching denormalized timelines by key it should be incredibly performant.
+I needed *highly available*, *linearly scalable* timelines where readers and writers *don't block* one another. Because Riak is a Dynamo system, multiple writers can update a single value and I can merge the conflicts on a later read. I can also add a machine to the cluster for more throughput, and since it's simply fetching denormalized timelines by key it should be incredibly performant.
So what? I could write this in...
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