RE: The P in P2P

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From: Tom Whore (
Date: Mon Sep 11 2000 - 10:02:00 PDT

On Mon, 11 Sep 2000, S. Mike Dierken wrote:

--]> Networking is going to get easy. Napster already showed us how.
--]> Don't just put a client on the desktop, put a server there too.
--]If only we had some sort of OpenSource project with a cross platform,
--]standards compliant, install in 5 minutes, extensible kind of server. Dang,
--]that would be popular! Wouldn't it?

ftp? irc? smtp?

--]Or maybe some techno-company will go to the extreme of usability and embrace
--]and extend a common GUI operating system to let you right click a folder and
--]say 'share this folder'. Dang, that would be easy to use! Wouldn't it?

Common gui fooey. My Look My Feel and keep your damn dirty ape hands off
of it!

What most compnays and inventors need to realize is that 90% of the dream
app is already done. It doesnt take a phd in wahteverology to realize
that the last 20 years or so have already produced, tested, and documented
large chucks of what everyone is falling over themselves to reinvent.

But since its a brand eat brand world I guese we are stuck with the
mentality of "its not how the jeans are made its whos name is on it".
Which means advertisment over substence, hype over acomplishment, and
glitter over goal.

Of course since that is alaso been prodcued,tested and documented to work
on the masses for the last 40 years it seems only natural everything else
the masses get INto will go the same way.

Which way to the next frontiere.

"You declared you would be three inches taller You only became what we
made you. Thought you were chasing a destiny calling You only earned what
we gave you. You fell and cried as our people were starving, Now you know
that we blame you. You tried to walk on the trail we were carving,
Now you know that we framed you." The Punk Meets The Godfather P

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