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"distributed computing"

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 6 Jul 2002 00:22:31 -0400
To: Anne Thomas Manes <anne@manes.net>
Cc: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Message-ID: <20020706002231.R10550@www.markbaker.ca>

On Fri, Jul 05, 2002 at 01:38:34PM -0400, Anne Thomas Manes wrote:
> those that view the Web as a vehicle to perform
> distributed computing

"distributed computing" is so(!!) much more than the OMA, Anne.  The
Web has been a distributed computing platform since it was first
deployed in 1991.  You just solve problems with it differently than
with the OMA, that's all.

Haven't you ever used JavaSpaces?  Did you feel a need to turn it into
an OMA-like system before using it?  If not (which I'll assume), then
why do you feel the need to do it with the Web?

MB
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Mark Baker, CTO, Idokorro Mobile (formerly Planetfred)
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.               distobj@acm.org
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