Another look at (old) Distributed Systems

Remember watching this talk by Michael Bernstein many years ago, and some good things are worth revisiting, so I re-watched it today.

It’s backed by some reading material too.

Part 1

These days I’m re-reading a lot of earlier papers, and this added some items to my list.

Licklider’s story has, in the years since this talk, become part of a book by Stripe Press, The Dream Machine

Minsky’s Society of the Mind has also, since this talk, become freely available online

However, “ Viewing Control Structures as Patterns of Passing Messages was new to me, and is probably worth re-reading along with the classic actor paper.

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