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On Friday 25 January 2002 04:46 pm, Mark Baker wrote:
> It only seems fuzzy because the principles behind it aren't well
> understood. In actuality, it's anything but; it's the most powerful
> distributed software infrastructure that's ever been built.
While I agree with the latter to a large degree, I don't think anyone
could claim to be able to clearly articulate it's principals now, and
honestly say that they could have done so 5 years ago.
In other words, the principals you allude to are a modern invention.
They might serve as great basis for ongoing development, but I doubt
they were behind development to date.