Monday, January 5, 2009

The Unbearable Stupidity of Modeling - a talk by Ed Merks

"Unbearable stupidity of Modeling" is the name of a 50 minute long tech talk to be given by Ed Merks himself at EclipseCon 2009. Choosing such a title is a very good example of Reverse Engineering ... that is ... accept the mis-conception before disproving it! In this case it may be an attempt to clear out some of the so-called disadvantages or problems with using EMF.

I was just browsing around on some of the talks in the EclipseCon website and I found this. The heading of Ed's talk makes a bold statement, and so does almost all of the content in the abstract. If a guy who is using EMF in his projects/requirements reads through the abstract will be taken slightly aback by the tone except for one last line which changes the tone completely. Nice trick to make people read on ;)

I so want to listen to Ed speak about this topic ... given the different nature of the abstract itself the whole topic ... i think will be an eye opener for many of us. People who have an oppurtunity to attend EclipseCon ... don't miss this talk! You can find the abstract
Can't wait for the content of the talk to come out ... coz I cannot make it to EclipseCon (the reason is simply complicated ;)