A problem for "Web as distributed programming paradigm"
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 11:19:07 -0500
Clay Shirky wrote:
> > If the the answer above is right, then REST is NOT a programming
> > paradigm; it is merely an IPC protocol.
> I'll argue that there is no "mere" about this.
> In fact (WARNING: THIS POST IS LEAVING EARTH),
So you're finally catching up? ;-) :-)
> To take one obvious example, the huge preponderance of the
> chemical work that goes on in the brain goes on inside the neurons
> themselves, while the information that passes between neurons is all
> done with just a few ions, Na+, K+, and Ca++.
Holy shit, Clay. Biology is REST-based? Is that analogy just completely
broken, or have you just made a completely profound observation?