Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Reinvention

The latest entries on my bullshit watch list are any terms involving 'grid' or 'cloud'. These should be used for processes that outsource processing to multiple computers on the net, but in streaming terms this generally means P2P (which strangely has become an unfashionable term of late, largely because the technology provides marginal benefit).

DigiMeld's rather sparse public website is amongst the places you'll find this snake oil, with totally inaccurate graphs promising incredible bandwidth and cost savings. Beware geeks bearing gifts, as they say.

Meantime, on bandwagon watch, 'video episodic search engine' (eh?) VideoSearch.TV can't even spell 'videos'... Dear me...

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