Inspirational Technology -Cool stuff
A few people have been commenting on Inspirational Technology (Sam Ruby and Jon Udell). The really cool aspect for me is that it is pointing the path to a truly distributed environment where persistence is in the background not the foreground of development.
Much of the work around orthogonal persistence in Java has stalled around synchronization of state between communicating applications. The middle ground that Kimbro takes shows the path forward to build a whole new set of collaborative applications that have persistence in the background.
I feel inspired to try and expand on the work of Kimbro and create some new services that allow data to flow with transparent persistence