“Contended and Un-contended”
I have been thinking of simple ways to explain certain “terms” in our business:
Starting with “Contended” and “Uncontended”
A simple way of explaining this is:
Attach a hosepipe to a tap and fill a bucket with water, it may take 1 minute – UNCONTENDED
Now attach a pipe with 4 extensions to the same tap at the same speed, put each extension into a different bucket of the same size, it will now take the buckets 4
times as long as the first one to fill. If you now block one or more of the extensions the flow to the remaining open extensions will increase – CONTENDED
“Capped” and “Uncapped”
If you go to a coffee shop and order a cup of coffee, that is what you get 1 Cup. If you want another cup you pay for it again - CAPPED
Now if you ordered a bottomless coffee, at a slightly higher price, you may drink as much coffee as you like at no additional cost – UNCAPPED.
This is my understanding in laymans terms.
comment by Haroon Badat.
Thank you for the excellent explanation Haroon