Phil Tomson wrote in message ...

>I guess I'm looking for the 50000ft view of TupleSpace... and can
someone
>tell me why I would use them?

See Mirror Worlds : Or the Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox :
How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean
by David Hillel Gelernter

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/019507906X/


And

http://www.alumni.caltech.edu/~croft/research/agent/tuplespaces/

Massively parallel programming is the main goal. You might alos want to
check out the work on "Linda" that is associated with the tuple space
idea.

Pete
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Pete McBreen, McBreen.Consulting , Cochrane, AB
email: petemcbreen / acm.org    http://www.mcbreen.ab.ca/

Author, "Software Craftsmanship The New Imperative"
Addison-Wesley (C) 2002
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0201733862