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It’s always fun to see people get caught up in labels and nomenclature, but ultimately I think the mental model continues to be helpful (for me at least). As I say in my book,

“Atomic design” as a buzzword encapsulates the concepts of modular design and development, which becomes a useful shorthand for convincing stakeholders and talking with colleagues. But atomic design is not rigid dogma. Ultimately, whatever taxonomy you choose to work with should help you and your organization communicate more effectively in order to craft an amazing UI design system.