Came accross an old series of articles by Julian Browne on Space Based Architectures. A nice exposition if you are interested in the topic. Gelernter’s original paper on Tuple spaces and Linda is a good read, if only to understand the history of the idea.
While the technology is easy to pick up for a reasonable competent programmer, the difficulty in doing something like this is, i think, in ensuring that the solution architecture is appropriate for the problem domain. In those situations, these kinds of tuple based solutions provide order of magnitude reduction in complexity when building large and resilient systems.