I read an article recently about EDA – Event-Driven Architecture, a‘new school of thought’ for data systems design. As a slow-adopter/borderline Luddite on technology – if I’m reading about it, it’s likely already being widely adopted. It discussed the issue, adding: IT departments are ready, but the C-Suite is not.
Adapting to change, as the article described, seemed to make sense. But seriously, how is the concept revolutionary?
Isn’t it natural?
Look at us; are we not a highly sophisticated and complete system?
From shoulders down, we are architecturally superb and well-engineered. From shoulders up, we’re microphone, speakers, and built-in C-suite. From that first slap on the backside at birth, we are the living embodiment of event-driven architecture. Make me hungry, and I will eat. Make me cold, and I’ll seek to warm up – event-driven, indeed.
All kidding aside, though, are we humans trying to emulate our machines, or are our machines inventing machines to mimic humans?
There was a time, not long ago, where the head of IBM said the world would likely not need more than four computers. I have three computers and an iPhone, so that is four – to say nothing of the connectedness of so many devices in my little world. Add to that the apps whereby we are accessing/using and depositing information in massive server-hotels in the cloud-verse.