Addicted to P2P

16 January 2002 17:25

Hmmm! I dunno whether I should rejoice or regret over my recent discovery of the Morpheus/Kazaa file sharing service on the Internet. Yeah, I know it's been in existence for quite some time already but I just stumbled onto it when I read some news about it being touted as the next Napster. Anyways, without realizing it, I've been downloading some 700MB worth of stuff using the service over the past 4 hours (I'm fortunate enough to be using a satellite broadband service at the moment)! Just what did I download, you ask? Music video MPEGs, full TV shows episodes (MPEG4 and DivX compression is doing to video what MPEG Layer 3 (MP3) did to audio), etc. Just like how Napster/Audiogalaxy did for audio files, this service handles even more! On top of the usual audio stuff, it also does peer to peer file sharing of video files, executables, etc. I did notice some warez floating about the service as well. Those copyright enforcement bodies are already making noise about its existence. I dunno how long this thing's gonna last but I suppose I'm gonna make use of it while the taking's good! :P I'm catching up on those music videos that we're deprived of watching here on this side of the planet (there's a dearth of r&b, hiphop, alternative music videos here since MTV Asia and Channel V almost constantly feeds us with bubblegum pop (read boyband) stuff. On the other hand, I gotta watch the time I spend on the Net. This thing can be quite addictive!

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