Here’s something that happened yesterday: a PubSub watchlist that I have set up for RedMonk picked up this post by David Fletcher, Director, Utah Division of Information Technology Services. David in turn was discussing this post from James McGovern, which covers James’ thoughts on our open, free-as-in-beer Creative Commons licensed Compliance Oriented Architecture.
David happened to mention in his post that he’s located in Salt Lake City, where I happen to find myself. I reply to his post, and a few hours later we’re able to sit down and discuss some COA and SOA related topics.
Given this sequence of events – which seem highly unlikely pre-blogging – the answer to the question posed above is clear to me.
P.S. Thanks to David and his colleague Bob Woolley for taking time out to speak with me. Look forward to continuing the conversation guys.