Object Oriented

a model of programming language architecture (?)

Alan Kay pretty much created the model. OOP to me means only messaging, local retention and protection and hiding of state-process, and extreme late-binding of all things. It can be done in SmallTalk and in Lisp. There are possibly other systems in which this is possible, but I'm not aware of them. (quote from 2003)

Failed? Overused?

Some are already talking about the "next thing": Aspect Oriented Programming, Component Software, etc.

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