Re: Trendspotting: The OReilly P2P Conference

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From: Adam L. Beberg (
Date: Tue Jan 16 2001 - 12:26:18 PST

Add me to that list Adam, 1 for me, just a NAT/Firewall panel thing tho,
dont think i could solo about "P2P" for more then say... 5 minutes without
running out of post-1975 material (the stuff about firewalls).

On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Strata Rose Chalup wrote:
> This P2P thing *starts* at USD$1,295 for early registration! And it
> seems to consist entirely of invited talks, with zero peer reviewed
> refereed papers. Ironic for a P2P conference, wouldn't you say? It
> certainly explains the reg fees, though.

Yea, rather a huge mistake I'm afraid, we could have our own FoRKfest
far cheaper. Noone I know is attending in a non-speaker way, nor could they
afford to adding in the taking off work part.

Target market: Management - think Dilbert.

> There are a few talks that I'd love to heckle (politely, of course,
> during the Q & A part), since I'm convinced that the Emperor is out in
> his skivvies again.

The part of the emperor is being played by a small wooden duck. Looking at
the instructions here... hmmm... "Place duck in lake, make loud quacking
sounds, shoot VCs when they appear".

> I'm concerned that I don't see even ONE session that seems to have a
> theme of "hey, is this just hype?" The closest thing to a skeptic's
> panel seems to be Andrew Mahon's talk, and given his position in Groove,
> I can't see any truly hard questions coming up there-- they're
> believers. Christian Huitema's talk will attempt to tackle some
> questions that could take up a whole day of sessions profitably! Is
> this just a big love-in, or what?

Like I said, 5 min tops tops. Still, this should be fun...
Hey, it _can't_ be as bad as the Intel working group thing right?

...returns to his day job where he makes more in an hour then all the P2P
companies in all the world will ever make on anything [except porn and VCs
of course]...

- Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg

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