There's a special event being organised as part of Middleware 2011 called the Future of Middleware Event (FOME). I've been asked to contribute to the event and associated paper/book. It's an honour to be able to contribute to this along with others such as Doug Schmidt and Steve Vinoski (both friends I've known for a long time and who have had a significant impact on middleware over the years). It's also very relevant given everything else that I've been talking about recently. I'm looking forward to it because it'll be a great showcase for some of the things we're going to be working on over the coming years, as well as some of the things we've been doing recently!