[Stupid Idea Series] WWW/2 Take 2

Robert S. Thau (rst@ai.mit.edu)
Mon, 1 Mar 1999 20:29:53 -0500 (EST)

Gregory Alan Bolcer writes:
> I am still waiting for one of you brainiacs to come up with the
> concept behind WWW/2. Imagine for a second that you had a series
> of distributed centers that were each responsible for some section
> of the WWW/2. Using idle resources, they actively tried to keep
> the collected body of knowledge, link liveness, content caching,
> etc. as up to date as humanly-computerly-internetworkly-and
> holistically possible. The current WWW is only about 3.5
> Terabytes, a number easily farmed.

... which means that you could certainly do worse than trying to setup
up a good distributed cache system for WWW1. (viz. Inktomi, Akamai,
and any number of other cacheing-related startups).