A couple years ago, Ted Neward compared the state of ORM tools and technologies in computer science to the Vietnam conflict. It was distasteful then, but I suppose it had the intended effect of most provocative statements – it got attention.
Given the distastefulness of the analogy, I’d hoped it would go away but Ted has now decided to update it and give a history lesson of the Vietnam conflict along the way.
Turns out that elucidation doesn’t change anything… it’s still distasteful.
Exactly how many lives have been lost and/or forever altered by Object/Relational Mapping?