I thought I’d read everything
had ever written about the Web, but this
apparently evaded my radar. He’d written
on Web & OO, but those weren’t as easy to digest as this one.
Here’s the first paragraph;
I must take this opportunity to dispell a myth that is all to pervasive in the scientific and product literature surrounding the Web: that distributed objects are something that can be, or some day will be, added to the Web. Distributed objects are the very heart of the Web, and have been since its invention.
Right back at ya, Dan.
Repeat after me; the Semantic Web is sloppily extensible.
I must have done something right in Chiba,
because I’ve been asked back as
of the developers track of
There’s no longer a developer’s day, just a track, like any
other. It’s a very welcome change from my POV.
Jeremy Carroll is the other chair.
My Uncle is in Egypt right now, counselling the Britons that survived the bombing.
An excellent piece
about grokking the Web. A couple of comments in particular, caught my eye;
The great majority of experience with systems was not had with the constraints of the web in place. This makes conclusions drawn from observation of existing working systems, as well as recommendations based on them, extremely unreliable.
Adam Bosworth …
How did the web happen? People take it for granted. You just assume that there’s always been the web. You know, in the beginning there was the web and the web was good and so on but that actually isn’t true.
Ryan also graciously lists me amoungst those who understand the situation he
describes, and makes this observation about my email address;
Mark Baker’s username is always distobj (Distributed Object) because he was a big CORBA head.
True, initially. I picked that moniker in ’95, IIRC, when I was the local CORBA
guru at, what was at the time, the largest publically under development CORBA project.
But I continue to use it not because of momentum, nor because I’m still a fan of
CORBA (I’m not, if you wondered 8-), but because I see the World Wide Web as the uber
distributed object system that I’ve been looking for since my university days.
I just had to squint a little to
(and though the purist distributed object view
works 99% of the time, it has gotten me
Best of luck to Graham as he departs webMethods and starts a new venture
Kurt pushes the Atom/RSS vs. SOAP meme. *nailed*
Good principles of design span domain; constraints are your friend
“call.setDoREST(true);”. Heh. 8-)