The model - Akka

The objective of this section is to think about our systems in the Actor Model.

The Actor Model is a mathematical model. As Obi Wan would say, it's "An elegant weapon for a more civilized age." The Actor Model was developed by Carl Hewitt, Peter Bishop, and Richard Steiger in 1973 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in a paper entitled, A Universal Modular Actor Formalism for Artificial Intelligence.

It was a more civilized age, because computer science was developed by mathematicians and all the programming was made with their bare hands. Well, if the Actor Model has been around for more than 40 years, at what point did we turn to the dark side? The answer is neither short nor simple to explain.

The quick and dirty answer ...

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