Coming of age...
jason at jorendorff.com
Wed Feb 13 15:58:52 EST 2002
U.S. Patent #5,206,951 wrote:
> An object based data processing system including an extensible
> set of object types and a corresponding set of "object managers"
> wherein each object manager is a program for operating with the
> data stored in a corresponding type of object. The object managers
> in general support at least a standard set of operations. Any
> program can effect performance of these standard operations
> on objects of any type by making an "invocation" request. In
> response to an invocation request, object management services
> (which are available to all object managers) identifies and invokes
> an object manager that is suitable for performing the requested
> operation on the specified type of data. A mechanism is provided
> for linking data from one object into another object. An object
> catalog includes both information about objects and about links
> between objects.
This quote comes from the part at the top of the patent document,
under the heading "Abstract."
Which I thought was rather apt.
## Jason Orendorff http://www.jorendorff.com/
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