Via Ted, Stefano’s trying to trace the history of the inversion-of-control pattern (well, I think it’s a pattern at least 8-) used in frameworks.

I used it in my own work in ’94/95 when I first got into C++, and shortly thereafter with Java in the summer of ’95. But it was perhaps late ’95 (confirmed; it was published in Sept ’95), when I first saw it described and referred to as the “Hollywood Principle”. That description was in the famed “blue book”; Bob Orfali, Dan Harkey, and Jeri Edwards’ The Essential Distributed Objects Survival Guide.