I am looking for some introductions to the actor model. I don't mind books in specific programming languages, as long as they don't distract away or restrict the presentation of the model
Is this a good one?
Actors: A Model of Concurrent Computation in Distributed Systems (MIT Press), by Gul Agha, 1986
I am uncertain because
- it is a PhD dissertation which might be for things that were experimental and then found useless, and
- it was in 1986 and I am not sure how much the model has changed.