Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Pat Helland is back

Pat Helland, the guy who really understands the concept of time in computing, is back. I saw him talk at a Microsoft event in Ottawa. Distributed transactions are bad. He believes that a reserve & cancel approach to business transactions was preferable.

He's also the guy who calls XML the "cardboard" of computing, as in you wrap up something in cardboard, stick a label on it, and send it somewhere.