cheezitmike writes: ITworld.com uses the Wayback Machine to document the histories of five generic domain names: music.com, eat.com, car.com, meat.com, and milk.com. "In this brave new Web 2.0 world, it's almost a badge of honor to have a Web site name that only hints at what the user will find there (see Flickr) or is so opaque as to offer no clue at all as to what the Web site is about (see del.icio.us). It's easy to forget the first Internet gold rush of the mid-to-late '90s, when dot-com domain names based on ordinary (and, investors hoped, marketable) nouns and verbs were snapped up by hopeful companies from the humble geeks who had purchased them (often ironically) in the early '90s."
Instant_Harvard_Groupie writes: Today Harvard released a program what they hope is a first peek at
a new generation of P2P file sharing.
Their P2P software demonstrates a 'deft trick'. It turns
Internet bandwidth into a global currency.
They explore the generation of P2P beyond Bittorrent tit-fot-tat by creating a leak-free economy.
They also fully integrated TOR into their software to
demonstrate the fundamental flaws in tit-for-tat incentives.
Quite disruptive for Youtube as they integrated video website search and you will
never have visit such sites separately anymore.
Features: keyword search, Bittorrent downloads, Youtube access,
TOR integration, and LGPL. Platforms: Ubuntu, Mac, W95, Vista.
May an army of law professors protect them
from harm now and in the future because they have some
serious P2P research plans..