Bull …

I really wish Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat wouldn’t keep claiming they “invented” MapReduce.

And taking out patents on it.

Because I was taught MapReduce as a grad student in 1994 (10 years before the bollox above) by a number of people. And I’m quite sure it wasn’t a new idea, even then.


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2 responses to “Bull …

  1. if this is true, (and i’m fine with believing that it is) perhaps you can write about it on wikipedia? it would be helpful! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MapReduce

    • rich

      I’d like to find the actual slides that were presented then. It’s remarkably hard to find stuff from 1994 on the ‘net …

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