Chapter 10. Looking Forward

“To succeed, jump as quickly at opportunities as you do at conclusions.”

Benjamin Franklin

In This Chapter:

In our concluding chapter we reflect on our experiences in using common information models in our work, how the role of common information models is changing, and our perspectives on its future.

Where We Have Come From

Sharing of data between programs is not new; in fact, this is the root of our profession. Many mainframe systems from the 1960s worked off of centralized control blocks of information that were manipulated by multiple programs. The practice became frowned upon in the early 1970s when the complexity of the control blocks was limiting the growth of systems. Programming languages evolved to include ...

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