[FoRK] Resource-oriented computing?

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at radicalcentrism.org
Tue Jun 3 11:27:27 PDT 2008


Hi Joe,

On Jun 3, 2008, at 1:04 AM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
> How is this any different than Unix file names vs. physical blocks?  
> Or more generally, the Unix principle that everything is a file (or  
> is named by a filename)?

It isn't, really, except that everything is a URI, and aggressively  
cached/translated on demand.  So, a URL is trivially mapped onto a  
file descriptor local usage -- or transparently dereferenced if it is  
remote.

-- Ernie P.




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