If you don’t know about Leslie Lamport you can’t really say that you know about distributed systems. A not accurate analogy is that someone who claims to know about American history doesn’t know about George Washington or Thomas Jefferson. In case you know his name but not his Bakery algorithm I will show you why this algorithm is so interesting.

Please read the full text at http://paullou.com/2014/05/05/someone-you-have-to-know-leslie-lamport-and-his-bakery-algorithm/.