Sunday, 23 December 2007

Eclipse and the OMG: Two Great Things that Go Great Together

The Object Management Group is planning a workshop to coincide with EclipseCon. The call for submissions is out. More details are available in the announcement Kenn posted to the modeling newsgroup.

The OMG has a long history as a place for developing modeling-related specifications and Eclipse has become the place where the de facto reference implementations reside. So I wrote a little derivative poem to commemorate this grand convergence of specifications and their implementations.

Two roads converged in a yellow wood,
And sorry we had to travel both
And be two travelers, long we stood
And looked down each as far as we could
To where they met in the undergrowth.

Then we each took our path, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it seemed greener for want of wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same.

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves few steps had trodden black.
Oh, we kept the other for a different day!
Yet knowing that our way seemed the better way,
We doubted we should ever come back.

We shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads converged in a wood, and we--
We each took the one less traveled by,
And that has brought us to a common point.


Mitch Sonies said...

Ed...Robert Frost has apparently plagiarized your poem. I wouldn't stand for this, if I were you.

mike said...

Ed, nicely done. Fits the spirit of the poem's theme - I enjoyed your spin.

I also play around with taking a mashup like concept to literature and fine art - started with the same Robert Frost poem you morphed and mixed in one of Yogi Berra's famous sayings.

Literary Mashup - Robert Frost and Yogi Berra