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From: Gregory Alan Bolcer (gbolcer@endtech.com)
Date: Mon Dec 11 2000 - 12:17:46 PST

Yes it's a press release about a paper, but it's got a good quote
in it.

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Subject: Peer-To-Peer Computing Explained ! - Endeavors Technology Issues Defining Document
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 08:46:34 -0000
From: "Hugh Paterson" <hughp@patcom-media.com>
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Ed/Op - For Immediate Release - Press Contacts

Joe Anzenberger, Endeavors Technology - Tel +1 949-833-2800, Email
Laura Hanscom, Patcom Media (USA) - Tel +1 925-243-0300, Email
Hugh Paterson, Patcom Media (EU) - Tel +44 (0)207 231 9300, Email


Peer-To Peer Explained!

Endeavors Technology of Irvine (CA) takes the wraps off peer-to-peer (P2P)
computing, explains the real issues and benefits of this revolutionary
technology, and unveils architecture that could change the way that
information flows between all manner of web-enabled devices.

Irvine (CA) and Thames Valley (England), December 11, 2000 - One of the most
talked about subjects in today's IT world is peer-to-peer computing. It's
been described by Nomura's tech team as the "next mega Tsunami", by Intel's
CTO Patrick Gelsinger as being "as important to the Internet's future as the
Web browser was to its past", and flagged by Red Herring magazine as the
number one business trend for the year 2001.

Yet, the fact remains - P2P computing, its repercussions on the worldwide
Internet community, and the real-world benefits of this revolutionary
technology are still not understood.

P2P leader Endeavors Technology Inc. now takes the wraps off P2P and
publishes the first document that explains the nuts and bolts of this
all-embracing technology, and an architecture that strengthens its position
as the leader among peers in P2P.

Co-authored by web technology gurus Dr. Gregory Alan Bolcer, Michael
Gorlick, Arthur S. Hitomi, Peter Kammer, Brian Morrow, Dr. Peyman Oreizy,
and Professor Richard N. Taylor, the document discusses the many difficult
challenges developers face in writing peer-to-peer applications, and how
related issues of security (authentication, authority & encryption),
distribution, heterogeneity, decentralized control, coordination, incomplete
information, intermittent connectivity and emergent behavior must all be

The authors then present a coherent approach to dealing with these
challenges using Endeavors' Magi P2P infrastructure, an HTTP, thin Web
server-based system, as base and which can be used as foundational
infrastructure to underpin almost any P2P application.

Entitled "Peer-to-Peer Architectures and the Magi Open-Source
Infrastructure", the document can be
requested online from Endeavors Technology at www.endtech.com.

O'Reilly Hails Endeavors' P2P Initiative

"I was extremely impressed by the paper Endeavors Technology put together,
and particularly, the focus on P2P on devices, which may, along with web
services, be the real dark horse in the P2P arena," said Tim O'Reilly,
founder and CEO of O'Reilly & Associates. O'Reilly is hosting the first P2P
conference in San Francisco, February 14-16, 2001.

About Endeavors Technology

Endeavors Technology, Inc. (www.endtech.com) enables organizations, groups
and individuals to find, share and act upon information anywhere, at any
time, wired or wireless, by making the power of a personal web server
available to any Internet enabled device. Magi, an open, standards-based
peer-to-peer application platform, incorporates automated e-process agents
that enable event-driven, multi-way interactions between servers, PCs, PDAs,
web phones and embedded chips. Endeavors Technology is a wholly owned
subsidiary of mobile computing and network infrastructure vendor Tadpole
Technology plc (www.tadpole.com), which has plants and offices in Cambridge,
Edinburgh, Bristol, Thames Valley (UK), and Irvine and Carlsbad
(California). Further information on Endeavors and its P2P solutions by
email info@endtech.com.


hugh paterson
patcom media relations
tel - +44 (0)207 231 9300
email - hughp@patcom-media.com
web - www.patcom-media.com

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