Object-oriented programming took models from the chalkboard and put them in the new and much larger desktop computers.
Patterns captured how we think in objects and DDD captured the best of what was now possible.
Packet switching and container shipping employed the same principles to huge advantage moving their respective stuff around the world.
DDD had its roots in Eric's experience with containers.
The container is not the really cool thing. The container port dwarfs the innovation of the box itself. With port competence comes a concentration of shipping leaving second-tier ports behind.
Like container ports, the network data center exploits economies of scale as it becomes the nexus of innovation for this decade.