Every now and again I find a thread to which I feel compelled to comment. And, of those, every now and again, I feel the need to document it here.
This is all unfortunate. With Xeon, SSD, high bandwidth, fully connected web there isn't much need to view the world as disconnected and client-centric. There just isn't. But adopting a centralized, data-centric world means we don't need gobs and gobs of code. We'd need a fraction number of coders. Just as their COBOL grandpappies cried, "I don't know nuthin bout birthin babies!!!", so too today's web coders discard the RM as irrelevant. We could have a development semantic which looks a lot like a *nix RDBMS talking RS-232 to VT-220s. No muss, no fuss. All coders are needed for is to write screens and input routines; the database takes care of the rest. Scary thought, is it not?