[FoRK] scribd sucks dead dogs balls

Luis Villa luis at tieguy.org
Sat Nov 15 16:04:42 PST 2008


On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 6:59 PM, damien morton <dmorton at bitfurnace.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2008 at 9:58 AM, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
>
>> On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 5:54 PM, damien morton <dmorton at bitfurnace.com>
>> wrote:
>> > I often wonder if the firewalling and NAT-ing of the worlds users is as a
>> > result of a corporatist urge to keep the middleman role open. Like the
>> > self-censoring journalist of Chomsky, the worlds internet users cannot
>> > publish with someone's else's permission. Where is notion of rendezvous,
>> > where two users can agree to open ports to each other?
>>
>> Politically, that's why I'd like torrent to be built into the browser.
>>
>> L
>
>
>  Merely putting this or that into the browser isn't sufficient if users
> cannot directly connect to each other. I know how to open my firewalls to
> bittorrent, but from what I can see by looking at the other clients when
> downloading, the great majority of users can not or do not do so.

More clients = more legitimate publishers = more people demanding the
ISPs fix things. It's a long term project, but it's not undoable.

Luis


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