May 7, 2001

Peer-to-peer: It's innovative!

Author: JT Smith

The humor site, Segfault.org makes fun of those pushing P2P: "Peer to Peer technology is the process by which data can be transferred from one
computer, know as a "peer", to another computer, known as a "peer". Previous to Peer to
Peer technology data could only be transferred between computers by using piles of floppy
disks transported by carrier pigeon.

Peer to Peer software such as Napster has spread so quickly that even founders of the
Internet have been surprised. According to Internet forefather Vinton Cerf, 'I never
imagined that the Internet would one day be used to transfer data from one computer to
another.' "

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