6900The decline of P2P and Decentralisation
- Apr 23, 2007Whatever happened to P2P and Decentralisation as a design pattern?
Wordpress and Movable type became Myspace and Facebook.
RSS became Google Reader
Distributed email servers and desktop clients have become Google Mail
Posting a Quicktime file on your site has become YouTube
Running your own shoutcast server has become Last.FM tag radio
IRC has become Twitter
This post was prompted by Twitter and Twitter's success. If you were
going to design this from scratch knowing what they know now, would you
really use a pull architecture, centralised web system and Ruby on
Did we all forget about Decentralisation or has the pendulum just swung
out to the opposite end and is due to swing back any time now?
ps. I know those questions are strawmen and the truth is that (almost)
everything that has ever happened is still happening.
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