Peer to Peer, Friend to Friend

Dan Bricklin has posted a new essay about peer-to-peer computing.

  • Friend-to-Friend Networks: Therefore, the definition of a “friend” may need to be very narrow, depending upon what the sharing involves. Napster shares just MP3 files, which currently don’t have viruses and where many people will tolerate varying quality, so the trust doesn’t have to be too great.

    Sowing the Seeds of the Valley’s Destruction

    San Jose Mercury News: For rent: modest charmer, $12,000. But just to make the offer more enticing, the landlord is throwing in one extra frill with the price. “Water included,” the ad reads.

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