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Re: path discovery / routing: economic significance and brainstorming

From: Stefan Thomas <stefan@ripple.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:24:07 -0800
Message-ID: <CAFpK0Q0LcLb3KY3DqCoZstQAHRdx1vaAM8SGv+ct6zpskiEFUQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-interledger@w3.org
+1 Great point!

On Mon, Nov 23, 2015 at 7:03 PM, Xavier Vas <xavier@tr80.com> wrote:

>
> - It's an open question whether centralized path finding is more
>> competitive (think Google Search) or decentralized path finding (think
>> distributed routing). Obviously we'd like to see distributed
>> pathfinding, but ultimately it's just an empirical question of which
>> will work better and which one people will choose.
>>
>
> I'd like to claim that Google Search or rather Google-type search is in
> fact decentralized. Personally I switch between Google, DuckDuckGo and Bing
> for various reasons. It's a kind of manual decentralization because I have
> to manually bring up the page and enter the search term.
>
> If Google had a true monopoly the WWW would look very different
> economically and content wise ... more like the AOLs and CompuServes of the
> olden days I think. We don't want to go there.
>
> Xav
>
>
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