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RE: APIs, messaging

On Wed, 23 May 2001, Jeff Lowery wrote:

> I order bacon from three butchers: a document-centric butcher, an
> object-centric butcher, and a data-centric butcher:

That's fine for a data-like metaphor :-)

How about that the object-centric pet shop sends you a pig that responds
to being petted, fed, etc. as you expect, while the data-centric pet shop
sends you a book about how pigs respond to stimuli, or a stuffed, dead,
pig :-)


                               Alaric B. Snell
 http://www.alaric-snell.com/  http://RFC.net/  http://www.warhead.org.uk/
   Any sufficiently advanced technology can be emulated in software