Re: P2P microrant (in honor of the P2P conference :-) )

From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Tue Jan 23 2001 - 12:04:02 PST

On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Strata Rose Chalup wrote:

> This stuff is completely obvious, and a natural evolution of
> serviceability on the net. I don't understand why nobody's doing it--
> have they just chosen not to

You answered yourself earlier:

> It's very ironic that the industry is racing to embrace P2P and
> extolling it's "peeriness" when REALLY all they want is to be the next
> big Keeper of the Central Server That Connects the Clients.

If you want to rip people off and screw them over (mmm, profits), you need
to be The Keeper, Network solutions comes to mind for some reason...

Don't worry, the great internet asskickin is coming, hopefully long enough
before the singularity that we can have some fun with it before the grey goo
gets us.

> P2P needs to grow up and wash behind the ears.

NO, it needs to be terminated as a horrible mutation of a script
kiddie and a used car salesman. I'm not to worried about this one having too
many birthdays. Besides, haven't you heard, all the money is in biotech now.

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg

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