[openstack-dev] [FEMDC] [Edge] [tripleo] On the use of terms "Edge" and "Far Edge"

Jay Pipes jaypipes at gmail.com
Thu Oct 18 15:08:05 UTC 2018

On 10/18/2018 10:23 AM, Dmitry Tantsur wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry for chiming in really late in this topic, but I think $subj is 
> worth discussing until we settle harder on the potentially confusing 
> terminology.
> I think the difference between "Edge" and "Far Edge" is too vague to use 
> these terms in practice. Think about the "edge" metaphor itself: 
> something rarely has several layers of edges. A knife has an edge, there 
> are no far edges. I imagine zooming in and seeing more edges at the 
> edge, and then it's quite cool indeed, but is it really a useful 
> metaphor for those who never used a strong microscope? :)
> I think in the trivial sense "Far Edge" is a tautology, and should be 
> avoided. As a weak proof of my words, I already see a lot of smart 
> people confusing these two and actually use Central/Edge where they mean 
> Edge/Far Edge. I suggest we adopt a different terminology, even if it 
> less consistent with typical marketing term around the "Edge" movement.
> Now, I don't have really great suggestions. Something that came up in 
> TripleO discussions [1] is Core/Hub/Edge, which I think reflects the 
> idea better.
> I'd be very interested to hear your ideas.

"The Edge" and "Lunatic Fringe".

There, problem solved.


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