Object-specific clarification

Clearly Doug hasn’t been following along on the home game version of “Tech Curmudgeon”! 8-) He writes;

Mark Baker has thrown up his hands in frustration over the work of WS-Arch. “The sun will set on Web services, as it has on every other attempt to deploy object-specific interfaces on the Internet.” Object-specific, Mark?

Right, object-specific, in contrast to object-generic. That is, rather than each identifiable thing in the system (service/object/resource/whatever) having an interface specific to its offered functionality, all things have the same interface. I talk a lot about REST’s uniform interface here; that’s one example of an object-generic interface. JavaSpaces is another one.

Or perhaps I didn’t understand his question.

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