The Waiting is the hardest part

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From: Tom Whore (
Date: Mon Sep 25 2000 - 15:21:41 PDT

(the "wired" generation forgoes gestation for embyonic creepy
crawlies..time will tell which lasts longer)

--- Still-Not-Freenet: Ian Clarke turned the world on its head with the
development of Freenet, a decentralized, anonymous information-sharing
application which would dwarf Napster in its ability to connect users.
What is in doubt is when, or if, the open source programming will ever be
finished and usable by a mass, mainstream audience living in the
point-and-click, AOL world. "Designing Freenet is like asking a political
scientist to design a system of government that has no central system, but
still operates efficiently," said Clarke during his fireside chat at the
conference with author Bruce Haring. "Fortunately, computers act better
than people, but it still took about eight months just to design the core
If Clarke can integrate Freenet into Microsoft Explorer and Netscape
Navigator as he is trying, users would have simple access to any
information on the Web.

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