The Web as a distributed object system

I thought I’d read everything Dan Connolly had ever written about the Web, but this gem (found via via del.icio.us) apparently evaded my radar. He’d written other notes 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.

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