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Re: path discovery / routing: economic significance and brainstorming

From: Arie Y LEVY COHEN <arielevycohen@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 04:51:41 -0500
Cc: public-interledger@w3.org
Message-Id: <6559D790-D97C-44A5-A26C-43161C8CA7DB@gmail.com>
To: Stefan Thomas <stefan@ripple.com>
+2

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> On Nov 23, 2015, at 10:24 PM, Stefan Thomas <stefan@ripple.com> wrote:
> 
> +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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