Saturday, July 05, 2008

so where's the processor throttling

BitTorrent, P2P Criticized by Internet Founder

i keep hearing about how p2p uses ever increasing amounts of bandwidth and how if you add more bandwidth p2p use will just grow to consume it all... all of which is used to justify throttling p2p traffic...

here's the thing, the same consumptive behaviour has been taking place with cpu resources used by software vendors for years... the more power you add the more power the next version of the software requires to do more or less the same thing so that my p3 800 winds up being no more responsive than the xt i used to use as a kid... worse still the operating system itself is one of the worst perpetrators of this... where's the cpu throttling? why aren't the vendors being chastised in a similar manner to p2p?