Monday, October 04, 2004

RE: Cooperative Networking: Share the Bandwidth

What happens when two children decide to share a teddy bear, but then one of them changes his mind? The children will likely tear the stuffed toy in two, leaving only bear parts and crying children. A peer-to-peer streaming system can be like that bear.

[Via Microsoft Research News and Headlines]

This sounds a lot like bittorrent. With video and audio editing software so common and with mainstream hardware capable of handling the loads, distributing that media is going to become and already is the bottle neck. Bittorrent wont solve this problem because it only increases distribution of popular files... And unfortunately, you're family isn't nearly as interesting to me as mine is...

Maybe we should all just have fiber in our houses....

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