posted on Apr, 21 2003 @ 05:27 AM
P2P sharing and distributed PC grids are bad news in my opinion. Consider the following report related to the Kazaa software bundle:
Brilliant Digital makes a viewer, b3d Projector, for displaying digital advertising. In this case, the Brilliant Digital software was being bundled
with the popular Kazaa file trading program. According to the article, Brilliant Digital was planning to use the unused disk space and CPU cycles on
machines that had downloaded Kazaa. In fact, they were planning to market those cycles and disk space to other companies.
It's pretty outrageous that a third party would be sold access to use my CPU and store / transfer their data on / from my hard disk.
Food for Thought,