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Blog Archive for johnreynolds during May 2006

I still find postings that express confusion about the relationship between object-oriented architectures and service-oriented architectures... so I would again like to offer my own $0.02 worth of insight... Objects are Nouns; Services are Verbs That's it. That's all there is to it. An Object is primarily a Thing that is manipulated (and is generally stateful), a Service is primarily an Action...
Evan Summers wrote a very good blog on "Swing versus everything else" a few days ago, and it started me thinking... Many heated battles have been fought in the war between browser-based applications and "stand-alone" applications... and when a new skirmish flares up it often brings to mind lyrics written by (Country) Joe MacDonald back in the 60's: "And it's one, two, three, What are we fighting...
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R. Texas) was not able to make it to Austin's WCIT2006 for her Friday Keynote Address (due to a late Senate vote), so John Gage (Chief Researcher and Vice President of the Science Office for Sun Microsystems) pitched in with a delightful Ad-Hoc presentation. John had spoken at earlier sessions, and given that he has a lot to say he took full advantage of the...
One of the three focuses of Austin's WCIT2006 is Privacy & Security, and quite by coincidence I spent Thursday volunteering with the Conference Security Team. I snapped this picture on the way into the Austin Convention Center this morning: The row of police motorcycles stretching down 4th Street was quite impressive... and it is indicative of the heightened sense of security at events in...
My memories of Tuesday's WCIT2006 Innovation Exchange are a bit of a blur, but it sure was fun. I volunteered to help out, and was assigned to help usher speakers to and from the podium... We started at 8:00 am, and ran non-stop until 6:00 pm... 17 speakers from Texas, Malaysia, Australia, Korea, Taiwan, Cambodia, Australia, Canada, and Mexico... and that was in only one of three meeting halls...
One big focus of Austin's WCIT2006 is to develop strategies to bridge the digital divide between "Us" (people who are able to read this blog) and "Them" (people who can't access the Internet). I am an affluent middle-class, well-educated white-guy who lives in a big city in the USA... In a world of "haves" and "have-nots" I am definitely one of the "haves". I don't just surf the Internet's...