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Re: Fwd: RE: [dist-obj] Axiomatic comparison of CORBA and XML-basedtechnologies.
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- Subject: Re: Fwd: RE: [dist-obj] Axiomatic comparison of CORBA and XML-basedtechnologies.
- From: Michi Henning <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 12:15:28 +1000 (EST)
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On Thu, 5 Jul 2001, Albert Scherbinsky wrote:
> I was going to throw Moore's Law at you, but Sundar got
> there first.
> Text on the wire is a very small part of the COP/DOP value
> proposition, so it is low for you to characterize it that
> way. Compress to binary and drop (5) from the list and the
> rest still holds. But we've got Moore's Law on our side.
> We've got all those hardware dudes over at Intel slaving
> away, doubling our processing power every couple years or
Hmmm... No matter how fast the network or how fast the CPU, if X takes
ten times more bandwidth/cycles than Y, then X will be ten times faster
than Y (at least most of the time, until X or Y become so small that they
disappear as noise in the work being done in another part of the system).
If I use SOAP, I eat up easily ten times the bandwidth of IIOP. As long
as I pay for my connections by volume, that means I pay ten times as much.
So, while Moore's law helps, it helps only once the cost of of something
is so low that it doesn't matter anymore whether I use ten times as much
of it. Network bandwidth isn't quite in that category yet, and neither are
CPU cycles, I think.
> -The Web is sweeping the planet confirming the viability of
> the COP/DOP model.(perhaps you hadn't noticed)
Actually, that's not a technology argument, I think. The model arose
because we had the web, and the web had HTTP. People made do with
whatever was available, even though it was sub-optimal because there
were business opportunities to be realized. The model, therefore, was
a consequence of the pre-existing technology and didn't arise because
it was particularly well-suited to the problem. (All the CGI and cookie
hackery we see on the web today are ample evidence of that.)
> confuse the current Macro economic slow down with some sort
> of failure on the part of the Web.
> The wide spread failure of .com companies has everything to
> do with half baked business models little to do with
> technical failure.
I strongly agree with that. Technical problems are not the cause of the
.com failures (because many .com companies had no technology whatsoever
and, therefore, no technical problems either ;-)
Michi Henning +61 7 3324 9633
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