[RC5] d.net project: indexing the web
david at wirestation.co.uk
Sat Jul 10 15:56:54 EDT 1999
> 1) (to the best of my knowledge) most well developed distributed
> computing network in existence today
Yes and no. We're the most well developed distributed computing
network _of_our_type_. The work we can do is limited by the slow and
unreliable links between our nodes.
> 2) d.net developers and participants are well aware of privacy
> issues, and anything they build in this line will be privacy 'compliant'
> 3) a proprietary version of this is doomed to failure, nobody will
> trust it and it wouldn't get broadly enough used.
I agree on the trust part, not on the wouldn't get used part.
> What does everybody else think?
I don't think it would work, certainly not for online searches the way
we do them now at Altavista or Google. BUT if the user is prepared to
submit a query and wait a few days or weeks for an emailed result,
_that's_ something we could handle. That way we don't need a central
database of everything.
David Cantrell - http://www.ThePentagon.com/NukeEmUp
"I don't practice what I preach because I'm not the
kind of person I'm preaching to."
-- J.R. "Bob" Dobbs
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