From: Damien Morton (Morton@dennisinter.com)
Date: Thu Sep 21 2000 - 02:45:50 PDT
Wonder why Napster doesnt need that 'Balance'?
Apart from the fact that the searches are centralised.
Coud it be that Gnutella sucks as a search engine?
I mean, no information of any kind except the file name.
Id wager that the reason why there are so many freeloaders on Gnutella is
that the lower quality experience attracts a different quality of individual
If Gnutella offered a slick interface and decent searching, Im sure youd see
more people putting their collections online.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Atkins [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2000 11:55 PM
> To: Tom Whore; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: XParc's Report on Gnutella
> Well you guys should check it out! It attempts to solve the
> problem via
> a virtual economy. Makes sense to me- you've got scarcity in systems
> like Gnutella- whether that be bandwidth, cpu cycles for
> search processes,
> storage, etc. You just need a way to have it all "balance"-
> and a market
> can try to do that. Go read their site for 5 minutes when you get a
> chance: http://www.mojonation.com/
> If everything from Freenet to Gnutella is going to end up
> collapsing after
> 6 months due to freeloading, then this type of solution may
> be the only
> Tom Whore wrote:
> > On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Brian Atkins wrote:
> > --]Would you agree that Mojonation seems to be the only
> service so far to
> > --]come up with some plan to prevent this?
> > --]
> > Thats one thang i havent yet cruised on heavily. I read the
> specs a few
> > months back and hen got mostly wrapped up in the
> > front end/marriage thing.
> > Urls and reviews qill be greatly appreciated.
> > "You might hear some one else singing
> > this very same song
> > Icant slap on nasty handcuffs
> > or scream like a laywer WRONG WRONG WRONG
> > Cause even when the copyrigths are fixed
> > the genuine thief has a bottomless bag of tricks
> > I was born blank baby
> > and the world is here to fill my head
> > I was born a blank baby
> > but the world would rather see me dead" Presidents of the
> UNited states
> > (from the album "freaked out and small"..newly dled)
> > [---===tomwhore@ wsmf.org inetarena.com slack.net===---]
> > WSMF's web site ----http://wsmf.org
> Brian Atkins
> Director, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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