Thursday, December 09, 2004

Granddaddy of the P2P

Just ran across an article that had a link to; this article, from 2000, announcing the “new” P2P client, Gnutella!

Nice, that was the beginning of the 2nd generation (in my mind) P2P apps (Napster being the 1st), non-centralized p2p. I am not quite sure what the 3rd generation was/is; I think it should be the rise of more anon p2p clients. Some have been around for awhile like FreeNet but most have been pretty slow to pick up steam which is odd to me considering the litigious nature of the RIAA and now the MPAA.