IBM developerWorks: Unix's lessons for component architecturesJun 23, 2001, 20:00 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Seebach)
IBM presents a series of lessons from UNIX history. Basically, you're supposed to remember the UNIX past in order to avoid repeating it:
"Component architects can learn a lot of important design principles from studying Unix; study of Unix principles can help us realize the gains in development speed and reliability that component architecture promises."