The dawn of quantum computing is upon us, and we are marching inexorably towards a new mode of computing altogether.
Or are we?
What tells us that the integration of quantum and distributed (classical) computing needs to follow a curve that has just been pasted forward from the 1940s to the 2020s? Nothing. Let's look at what is similar, what is different, and some of the unexpected surprises we have encountered in our journey to quantum advantage from a software perspective