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Blog Archive for turbogeek during March 2004

Serial Killer Applications Some technologies don't gain wide adoption until there is an application used by a large number of users. We call them killer applications because they are so compelling or in fact kill a problem dead. For the personal computer it was the spreadsheet (Visicalc was the first and it was copied by the rest) and at about the same time, the word processor. What will...
. Viral Marketing with JXTA Viral marketing is a concept used in marketing and sales that describes how adoption of a product occurs and how it can be coerced to spread like a virus. Very simply, viral markets are those where one purchaser infects friends and acquaintances with their enthusiasm for a product or other wise causes them to use the product because it is required by the first...
Introducing the Education and Research Community Java.Net is a very big place on the net nowadays. There are a lot of communities and hundreds of projects. But what is in each community? Why would you host your project in one or the other? Today I am going to tell you about one of the Java.Net communities I manage, Education and Research (E&R). But first, Education and Research? Why? In...
JXTA - Is it important or just cool? Software can be a bit boring. So where do we get our jollies? What is exciting in the software world? Well, we can all take up skydiving while doing code reviews** or we can use a new technology. Its hard to say why 'new' holds such a fascination for most of us. When a new technology saves us time or money it has a lot of pull. But something that can save...
I’ve had the same conversation with four different people this month. The conversation started when I was showing how a well-known ID can directly connect two peers. All four made the same observation: Doesn’t that go against the idea that P2P is about creating ad-hoc networks and the dynamic discovery services and resources? They have been lead to believe that P2P applications should...