Old Truths Still True

, Jan 4, 2004

I skimmed an old JavaSpaces book, and came across a reference to a paper I had recently searched for, but was unable to find because I couldn’t remember author(s) or title. It was the famous Note on Distributed Computing from Jim Waldo et. al., dated 1994:

There are fundamental differences between the interactions of distributed objects and the interactions of non-distributed objects. […] Work in distributed object-oriented systems that is based on a model that ignores or denies these differences is doomed to failure, and could easily lead to an industry-wide rejection of the notion of distributed object-based systems.

How true.