Coordination and System Design in a Network-Centric Age

  • Jim Waldo
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2315)


While the slogan “the Network is the Computer” has been around for over a decade, few in the computer industry (including those who used the slogan) actually believed it. At best, the slogan has been interpreted as meaning that the network is an important way to connect computers.But there has been a hard and fast line in system design between the computer and the network that is used to connect different computers, allowing those computers to share data and, at some high level, coordinate to perform some common function.Rather than the network being the computer, the network has marked the border between computers.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jim Waldo
    • 1
  1. 1.Sun Microsystems, Inc.USA

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