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Press

The initial press for temporal engineering based on the COSA (Coherent Object System Architecture) patent issued in February 2003 and the book Breaking The Time Barrier published in 2009.

Book Reviews

  • John Terzakis, Staff Engineer/Project Manager, Intel - I have finished reading your book “Breaking the Time Barrier.”  I found your analysis of the problem and proposed solution spot on.  Your logic is impeccable.  The biggest problem today with software (besides its ever increasing complexity) is incomplete logic.  That incomplete logic is directly attributable to the ITE style of coding.

  • Uri Levy, Business Development and Marketing Technology Consultant - How can COSA provide substantial benefits for programming teams involved in embedded system development having short time to delivery and low budget constraints? The reason that I pose this question in particular is that COSA is so different and innovative than existing PC-based programming methodologies that programmers might be overwhelmed with the change crossing the border in adopting COSA. COSA strikes right in the belly one of the most fundamental axioms of programming, namely IF-THEN-ELSE statements, which programmers feel the most comfortable with, but at the same time inadvertently open their programs to vulnerabilities, debugging cycles and spending time in unnecessary remediating measures. If they could only have developed in COSA to start with they would have remained in time and budget control. Why? Because COSA offers better scalability and higher code quality through a more disciplined programming structure. COSA offers a simpler, safer and more economical path to complete the task; it reduces errors and complexity at source.

  • T. Wickard, Director of Engineering, Souriau - COSA provides the answer - In 20 years of software development and testing, I have sought a methodical approach to the task. With an ingrained hatred of spaghetti code, I struggled on the fringe to bring together something similar to COSA. Morrison's Breaking the Time Barrier outlines a cohesive and disciplined approach that has been lacking in the software industry for decades. I am pleased to see it presented in a text, which is easy to read and provides ample examples. With a strong PASCAL and Delphi experience the book resonates with me and I hope the reader unfamiliar with PASCAL and Delphi takes the time to appreciate the approach. The benefit of built in debugging will likely save time and money on many projects. I am looking forward for an opportunity to experiment with the technique and recommend the read to anyone involved in the software industry.

  • Randall Restle, Director,  Global Technical Marketing at Premier Farnell - Gordon Morrison has used expert knowledge of compiler design techniques and data structures to produce a beautifully elegant method to write computer programs.  His book is intriguing and hard to put down once started.  He shows how software is simplified when control and data are fully separated.  He demonstrates the clarity of logic when conditions of data are removed from the implementation.  This forces the programmer to think about the logic of the solution instead of special exceptions.  And he proves that programs so written are more efficient than modern programming alternatives and are, in fact, specifications with 100% traceability and observability.  I found myself thinking how straightforward implementing the control solution in programmable logic would be while the data half would easily be handled in external RAM.  The concepts Gordon Morrison explains will surely become commonplace.

  • Gregory M. Pope, Software Quality Engineering Group Leader/Science and Technology Center, SQE Project Lead/Advanced Simulation Computing V&V, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory - The thing that keeps me motivated on your approach is that I believe technology reaches perfection as it emulates the divine Creator's works. Since COSA works more like the human brain than the Touring model or John Van Neumann's architecture, it is no doubt a better approach.
  • Inventor forges fresh approach to writing software - Rick Merritt - 8/15/2007 8:40 PM EDT

    SAN JOSE, Calif. — A lone inventor claims he has created a new approach to software development that could make it easier to write parallel programs for multicore processors and bring a new level of discipline to the writing code. People familiar with the Coherent Object Software Architecture (COSA) said the problems it is addressing are very real but gave mixed reviews of the COSA approach.

  • Inventor vows code-writing paradigm shift - Rick Merritt - 8/20/2007 9:00 AM EDT

A lone inventor claims he has created an approach to software development that could make it easier to turn out parallel programs for multicore processors and bring a new level of discipline to code writing. People familiar with the Coherent Object Software Architecture (COSA) said the problems it addresses are very real but gave mixed reviews of the COSA approach.