This is a 3 minute presentation of Richard St. John at the february 2005 TED conference presenting the 8 keys to success he identified after interviewing 500 successful people.
What leads to success?
This is a talk of Steve Jobs at Stanford in 2005. It's really worth viewing.
Better than Free
All along the development of DITP and DIS, the question of which business model to apply taps my mind. Here is a blog note I found really enlightening on this issue.
In some discussion group we just settled, we were asked to write down what would be the most important for us in our lives. And to our big surprise 90% youngsters in the group used the words "recognition" or "social recognition". There wasn't any significant discussion before that could have biased this informal survey. It was surprising enough to catch my attention.
Minimizing latency was one of the main aspects driving the design of the DITP protocol. You may check wikipedia for a definition of latency in the networking context.
Progress on the design and the prototype implementation is going on. I now have a working prototype for the inter-object communication system. This helps me testing and refining the design. I also regularly review and update the specification documents.
DIS is based on the object model. DITP, the communication protocol used by DIS, is thus an inter-object communication protocol: it makes it possible to invoke methods of an object hosted in another process.
Data memory aligned or not ?
When designing a data encoding, once the decision to use conventional binary representation is made, the next fundamental decision is whether the data should be memory aligned or not. RPC, CORBA and D-BUS use memory aligned data while ICE and IDR don't.
The network effect...
DIS is designed to address many shortcomings of existing internet services. But it is also subject to the network effect which means that its value is function of the number of users.
This picture of Marseille was taken from the top of Marseilleveyre, a small mountain south of Marseille. The small harbor in front is the harbor of Pointe Rouge. The Vieux Port, center of Marseille, and Notre Dame de la Garde, are not visible here.
Christophe Meessen is a computer science engineer working in France.
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