[p2p-hackers] Red Swoosh/Travis Kalanick comments

Gregory P. Smith greg at electricrain.com
Wed Dec 15 09:02:19 UTC 2004


> That enormous opportunity in P2P is the holy grail of digital
> distribution.  High Quality. Low Cost.  Universal Access.  Instant
> Gratification.  Without P2P, digital distribution of film and video is not
> viable.  With P2P, billions of dollars in network upgrades can be spared,
> and higher quality entertainment services are possible many years sooner. 

Those "billions of dollars in network upgrades" are shifted from the
serving/hosting ISPs to the end peer/consumer ISPs.  They don't
magically disappear (though you could reasonably argue that their size
changes).




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