I recently spent an hour on the phone to talk concurrency with DevX’s Alexa Weber Morales. Part 1 of that interview just went live on the web, and focuses mostly on what concurrency and parallelism are, how to take advantage of multicore chips, and whether concurrency will ever be really accessible to mainstream developers. The site seems to be having intermittent problems displaying the pages; just hit the link a few more times if it doesn’t work right away.
Disclaimer: I am not responsible for the article title (yikes! “whisperer”?! my goodness gracious) and Alexa’s intro blurb is way too kind. But it is true that it’s important for us-the-industry to bring concurrency to the mainstream in a grokkable way, as we have already successfully done with OO and GUIs in the past.