Re: FoRK This Action!! (P2P's Dark Side)

From: Tom WSMF (
Date: Sat Mar 03 2001 - 08:54:19 PST

On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Jeff Bone wrote:

--]Adam Beberg speweth:
--]> In other words, capitalism and P2P do not mix
--]> because P2P is a socialist construct, just like open source.

Could you please use the <reductionism absudro< tag when you do this sort
of thing. I almost took you seriously.

--]Folks, p2p is NOT a market, it's NOT a business model, it's a *freakin'*
--]communication pattern, just like push was. It's not even a technology in its
--]own right: it's merely an enabler. It's just a generalization of the
--]client-server pattern; where in client-server only one side can initiate
--]requests and the other respond to them, in p2p any component can do either.
--]I'm so sick of hearing about p2p I could puke. Folks! No! Let's not turn p2p
--]into a bad word!

Too late. P2P is already drenched in badwordism. The old marker for
coruption of a word phrase or idea used to be the cover of time magazine,
if you foudn yourself or your words on the cover of time it was all over.

Now its a tad differnt, the markers are more spread out. But it s all
borishly the same. Take your pick Expoert systems, Neural Nets, INtra
blah blah blah, Object this and that, hyper____, .com , web designer, web
anything, b2b, p2p,

its all spells FUCKEDUP

The words are mouthed by a million jabbering monkeys tillt he words are

"half of what i say is meaning less" JL/PM

But Bone my man, we are howling int he empty wind aginast a storm front of
self important verbage conquering mastadons whos slow and steady trampling
will leave all things flat...and unprofitable.

New pastures babby, fresh and green and rich withthe profits of milk and
honey..honey. Leave the jaw oiling sqwauk sqwuak to them thats need that
opiate to get thru the day. We should be beaver skin clad and armed ready
in the great wide open, under a sky so blue, into the great wide open.a
rebel with half a clue.

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