A problem for "Web as distributed programming paradigm"

Jeff Bone jbone@jump.net
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?

jb