Archive for December, 2003

RSS Enclosures, and Patents

Thursday, December 4th, 2003

This is why the software patent system is somewhat broken:  many times in software (and probably elsewhere as well, but I’m mostly familiar with software) something becomes possible (using BitTorrent for RSS enclosures) and, probably triggered by reading the same thing somewhere or by some other recent discovery, many people come up with the same […]

BitTorrent and RSS Enclosures

Monday, December 1st, 2003

BitTorrent would be an awesome way of distributing RSS enclosures.  Someone posts a large file, and all the clients that are configured to retrieve it start working together to retrieve it in an incredibly efficient manner.   One of the problems with RSS is that it won’t scale – if my weblog suddenly becomes popular enough […]