RE: request to join FoRK

Jim Whitehead (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 14:00:55 -0700

On Wednesday, July 30, 1997 11:54 AM, Kevin Curran
[] wrote:
> I am a first year PhD student in the University of Coleraine, N. Ireland.
I am
> researching the area of heterogeneous real-time interoperability. I
> things concerning distributed objects, WWW and Java for my research. I
still am
> looking for a thesis topic. Please amaze me and respond with one!

Isn't "heterogeneous real-time interoperability" a contradiction in terms?
I mean, either you are heterogeneous and this heterogeneity menas you
don't interoperate, or you're homogeneous, and you do interoperate. I'm
probably missing something here. Also, how does "real-time" affect
interoperability. Either you're interoperable, and you're always
interoperable, or you're not interoperable, and this goes on forever too.
Real-time response doesn't seem to be an issue here.

But, heck, at least Kevin's first posts make more sense than Spunkando's,
so I say he should be added to the list (although this is really up to
Rohit, the man who put the RK in FoRK.)

- Jim