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RE: APIs, messaging
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <email@example.com>
- To: Jeff Lowery <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"'Simon St.Laurent'" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 13:48:48 -0500
That's actually pretty clever and should
be a new quote on XMLHack.
Ekam sat.h, Vipraah bahudhaa vadanti.
Daamyata. Datta. Dayadhvam.h
From: Jeff Lowery [mailto:email@example.com]
I think this time there's three camps, and time for a campy analogy:
I order bacon from three butchers: a document-centric butcher, an
object-centric butcher, and a data-centric butcher:
The document-centric butcher sends me a pig carcass, and tells me that my
bacon's in there somewhere, and if I dig around for it I'll know it when I
The object-centric butcher sends me a live hog, with markings indicating
where the bacon is, tools for butchering the hog, and maybe even detailed
instructions on how to butcher it. If I were to ask for bacon again, I'd get
a different set of tools and instructions written by a different butcher who
appears to use different methods than the last butcher, or maybe they're the
same methods named differently.
The data-centric butcher sends me a nice package of bacon. I don't know what
part of the pig it came from, and I learn anything about butchering, but I
got what I asked for, and no more.