Wednesday, January 30, 2008


An article has just appeared on Wikipedia advertising something called The Service-Oriented Modelling Framework, based on a new book by one Michael Bell. Advertisements are usually excised from Wikipedia fairly speedily, so the article may not last long.

According to the article, Bell has invented a modelling process and language for SOA that is both anthropomorphic and holistic. If this is true, it is a remarkable achievement. Most modelling languages are materialist and reductionist - they describe certain aspects of the system-of-interest by reducing them to objects. Whereas an anthropomorphic model would ascribe human characteristics (e.g. personalities and desires) to the system-of-interest.

I guess I need to read the book when it comes out. Perhaps the publishers would care to send me a review copy?

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