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Re: Triple Play [was: CAUTION: Potentially Dumb Question...]
On Feb 6, 2006, at 11:17 PM, Sean Donelan wrote:
If you're near real time, you have lots of options actually. And I would contend that p2p can be efficient for broadcast distribution actually. There already are several startups doing exactly that for large scalability.On Mon, 6 Feb 2006, Bora Akyol wrote:Broadcast remains an extremely efficient method for bulk distribution ofHe hasn't taken broadcast TV delivery into account in the Triple Play scenario. You gotta plumb them packets good for that...I don't watch anything live anymore, all via Tivo. If Tivo could do bittorrent and download the content, then would I need broadcast?
No actual end user (other than the geek crowd) will ever care that it's BitTorrent or whatever. Agreed. But that doesn't mean a bastardization of the idea won't run underneath.I think BitTorrent is successfull because that's where the content people want is. I don't think users actually care much about the protocols. We've seen how fickle users can be, quickly migrating to different protocols/applications depending on where the content they want is. Are there any Gopher servers left?