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nullsoft does it again

Just as with Gnutella, Nullsoft released something that AOL pulled out but not before the code got into the wild. Heh. I think now I understand why the name. I can imagine the nullsoft guys with this thing working and AOL totally oblivious to it, maybe even letting it go to...

yes, exactly. :)

And the name has the added advantage of having a literary reference: WASTE was the name of the secret communications network (based on the US postal system) in Pynchon's classic The Crying of Lot 49. This might be the main reason for the name, but the other one (keeping with Pynchon's conspiracy-theory style) sounds more appealing. :-)

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on May 31 2003 at 1:26 AM

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