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Sunday, March 05, 2006

 

Various and Sundry Musings - 3/5/2006

Things that have caught my attention lately, about anything...

Nick Carr thanks the Academy
as he receives the award for "Best Performance in Curmudgeonly Role" for his sublime performance describing and commenting on the Web 2.0/Mashup-related "Camp Wars." Like Nick, I find it very difficult that certain individuals in the blogosphere wax rhapsodic about "community" with respect to mashups and Web 2.0 out of one side of their mouths and blast "competing" camps out of the other. Sad.

If you haven't seen the film "Walk the Line" about the late country music stars Johnny and June Carter Cash, by all means rent or buy it on DVD. Even if you aren't a fan of country music, the story is supurb and Johnny and June are wonderfully portrayed by Jaoquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. A keeper.

Parts III and IV of my discussion about SOA and legacy systems will be out later this week. I apologize for the delay.

The continuing IT parody on the Fox TV show "24" (which Muli Koppel recently used to explain architecural points) continues to amuse me. I love the show and have watched it since the beginning 5 years ago, but the ability of the CTU organization to refactor systems and data, and alternatively to erase or lose it as the plot dictates, makes me laugh hard. Good thing its Hollywood and not truth...maybe...:)

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