Great BitTorrent Article

Wired has a great on article on BitTorrent titled, “The BitTorrent Effect” in their January 2005 issue. It covers BitTorrent from a number of angles: it’s development, political issues, media issues, etc.

I personally don’t use BitTorrent. I’ve got a high-speed DSL connection and really don’t see the need. If I was looking to download movies, I might use it, but for now I’m an interested non-user of BitTorrent.

4 replies on “Great BitTorrent Article”

Use it all the time to download Live Linux CDs. Really dig those things. Must have at least 50 of them scattered around my computer area. I also used it to d/l music that I only have in Album form. Much easier to d/l it then drag out the record player, hook it up via line in, then record everything to wav then rip to MP3. There is also a few podcasts that I listen to that use BT, so for me its been great.

Alot of the linux stuff I d/l could be take directly from their site but to help off load some of the load I use BT per their request.

Same holds true with some of the podcasts that I listen too. Could get them direct but I choose to help them with their bandwidth.

Well Mark, that makes sense. I definitely can see BT being useful to help companies out when it comes to pushing out their products. I’m not sure that I want people pulling code from my machine, though. Something about that doesn’t seem safe.

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