Re: mailing list vs "the futur"
On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 04:22:56PM +0200, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:16:06AM -0400, Michael Stone wrote:
On Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 02:03:05PM +0100, Mark Rousell wrote:
>Isn't this true of, say, HTTP too?
Not in the same way, because you have a sender and a receiver,
without the potentially infinite number of other machines that might
be getting a copy of the content just in case someone might want it
To be fair, this only applies to the brave (pre CDN) old world :)
No, it applies just as much to CDNs--even more so. The CDN nodes have
senders and receivers and a financial interest in ensuring a good cache
rate based both on on-demand caching and predictive caching utilizing
their knowledge of both. The old usenet machines had to retrieve
anything that might be needed because they didn't know if a client might
want it, and they didn't know if they could simply get it from the same