Peer to Peer Computing: The Evolution of a Disruptive Technology


Another book I just read is
Peer to Peer Computing: The Evolution of a Disruptive Technology
This is a collection of papers that have P2P as a central topic. With all these collection books some of the articles are really good and some of them are really bad. I was a little disappointed that the coherence was not as good as you would expect. There where quite big logical gaps between the different articles. But overall I learnt something but not too much. It was a good read because I didn't really know much about it, except having used P2P, but I was never really aware of all the research that has gone into it. It really astonished me that people did all this work on something that I always perceived as something for people to steal music. Because of the article base there is also some repetition but this is hard to avoid. The biggest problem I have is the price with £62.65 for something I could have found out by using Goog$e scholar it is a little steep and not worth the investment. If you want to learn something about this technology use a search engine and print it. The paper for the text will cost you 3 Pounds and you have saved 60. ConclusionL: An academic text trying to describe what hackers have come up with.

1 comment:

Filipe Manana said...

Yo!
How you doing?
Good idea of yours, to blog about which books you're reading and your thoughts about them.
Keep blogging on this, I'll follow.

cheers