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[ NNSquad ] Re: [OT?] NN definition(s?)

At 01:51 PM 11/11/2007, Vint Cerf wrote:
>brett et al,
>it is not obvious that bit torrent is inimical to economics - it is  
>actually quite an efficient protocol. 

The question is, "efficient at what?" I would claim that it is very
efficient at offloading bandwidth demand and expense from the publisher 
of a file to third party ISPs, but nowhere near as bandwidth-efficient 
as, say, HTTP with caching.