We Have All Been Let Down By Those That Know Better

The Internet was designed peer-to-peer BUT it doesn't run like that for the vast majority of people (we are clients logging onto servers). I so wish it did run in a true peer-to-peer manner and we all had had the support, focus and software from the complete computer industry to make that happen. We didn't (thank you Microsoft) and are unlikely to in the forseeable future.

What I mean by "support, focus and software" is that the IT industry had spent time allowing my wife to run her own infrastructure that would, as she wanted, connect out to her mates infrastructure. Of course, with the design genius of, say Apple, the technical expertise of Microsoft and software from local suppliers this could've generated a world where the word "infrastructure" isn't needed.

Peer-to-peer has never taken off because the focus has remained with the techies.
It was never focussed on my wife but on geek dreams.
Facebook is MASSIVE because it focuses on my wife.
Apple is WORSHIPED because it is driven by my wife's emotions.
Google is ALL ENCOMPASSING because they only deliver what my wife wants.

Maybe we were bamboozled in the early days by Microsoft and their cohorts, maybe.
I also know that we were let down by those that know better and still are unable to understand why my wife uses Gmail and doesn't run her own mail server*


Watch the whole video; my point is highlighted from 38min+



* I am bound to say that local voice Don Christie and his company, Catalyst, is an example of NOT being let down. Thank you guys & gals.

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  1. I haven't watched the video yet, but I'm interested to see if it makes sense of what you're saying. I don't understand what you mean by peer-to-peer? You seem to be let down by the fact that Microsoft "and it's cohorts" prevented peer-to-peer from taking off. With regards to your wife's Gmail account, who specifically are you talking about when you say: "I also know that we were let down by those that know better and still are unable to understand why my wife uses Gmail and doesn't run her own mail server*"

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