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Every now and then I get the urge to publish a book on the pearls we left behind.

Solutions to problems that we are fighting with today - but ten, twenty or fifty years ago, we did have solutions.

At the time, they may have been rejected because computing resources where not available. Today, they are, yet we haven't picked up the old solutions.

We may have settled on architectures where the old solutions do not fit in. So we can see what would be the solution, but we cannot make use of it.

Some solutions may not have been viable in its day - that's why it was left behind - and maybe not even today. Yet it might represent interesting concepts or approaches, that could be mind stimulating today, even though not necessarily realizable as code.

Often, I see that my own thoughts have spun further: This is a great basic concept, but it could have been expanded so-and-so. That certainly is no discredit to the concept - quite to the contrary, if your ideas to extend it could have made it even stronger.

Some concepts "sort of" exist, mostly in papers and articles, but are not commonly practiced in coding.

I've got a fair number of candidates of my own, but I'd like to hear which other concepts, techniques and models you think that today does not receives the merit that it deserves. What is your favorite forgotten concept, that we really should be aware of today?

If I really sit down to write this book, I probably will not see offhand what makes it valuable anno 2020, so I might need your explanations and references. We could start it here, and move it elsewhere if it grows too large.

Would you think it interesting to start this a "book" as a CP article, that we could develop stepwise together?
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