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Re: [funsec] Not so fast, broadband providers tell big users (fwd)

  • From: Todd Vierling
  • Date: Tue Mar 13 13:09:45 2007
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On 3/13/07, Roland Dobbins <[email protected]> wrote:
> what business drivers are there to put more bits on the wire to
> the end user?

BitTorrent. ;>

Smiley highly appropriate there. The cultural diversity of the Internet-using population simply isn't capable of making BT a practical application for >99% of large, *legally* distributed data. Well, yet.

And on-demand DVR-type things

IMHO, this (no, not VoIP) is the killer app. Though I consider them still above the learning curve of most US consumers, the existence of the Slingbox and SageTV Placeshifter should indicate that we're getting close to the proverbial wall.

-- Todd Vierling <[email protected]> <[email protected]> <[email protected]>