[OLPC Brasil] Why call tools "activities"?
dhopkins at DonHopkins.com
Thu Apr 5 22:05:01 EDT 2007
Albert Cahalan wrote:
> Componentizing the world is a failed dream.
I strongly disagree with that.
Just because C++ is totally fucked, CORBA is a sick joke, and Apple gave
up on HyperCard and OpenDoc and ScriptX, and regressed to using the
quaint circa-1989 technology of NeXT Step and Objective C, doesn't mean
components are a failure -- it just means that Apple and other companies
have failed to deliver on their own promises. Other important component
based systems like Smalltalk, Python, SWIG, Java, Eclipse, web services,
ReST, and even Microsoft Window's OLE/ActiveX are quite successful.
Python and Sugar is all about modularization and componentization, and
if don't think that's a worthy goal, or believe it's destine for
failure, then you should be working on something else more monolithic,
like a big "application".
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