On Oct 27, 2005, at 5:08 PM, James Britt wrote:
> There was a time when people believed you could create distributed  
> objects that would let you code as if all code was local, and move  
> objects to different machines at will.  You, the coder, did not  
> have to do anything special when dealing with such objects.  Just  
> create an instance and invoke methods.

The failure modes are radically different also.  If you don't design/ 
code
for those failure modes, the illusion of transparency will dissolve when
you are least prepared.

Gary Wright