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7/3/2002 11:50:21 PM, Rich Salz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I think it is important to distinguish between "the Web works because it
>is a RESTful architecture" and "the web works; its architecture is
>thus..." The latter formulation admits the possibility that, for
>example, an awful lot of effort made something mediocre work.
That's an awfully interesting question. The Web is allegedly living proof for a number of pet
theories -- REST, the network effect, the 80/20 rule, memetic contagion, emergence, etc. I wonder
which really were necessary, and if any were sufficient, conditions?