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TheGuySwann / Guy Swann
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2024-03-02 05:01:58
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TheGuySwann on Nostr: That’s the beauty of P2P, you can easily choose. I think you have the dynamic the ...

That’s the beauty of P2P, you can easily choose. I think you have the dynamic the opposite. One of the biggest centralizing forces on the web is having to use specialized software, skills, and networking to host a web facing server. Relays don’t fix this issue unfortunately, it only divides up the work, but it keeps the fundamental friction with being a host.

With Pear, anyone can freely host as much or as little as they want, and there’s zero setup or special skills required to be a “seeder.” It is literally as if you built a live, dynamic web experience on top of BitTorrent. Mobile can simply view whatever it chooses from the network of seeders/peers, and keep it if desired, or not.

I think #Nostr is a fascinating project with enormous potential, but I think Pear/Holepunch goes one layer deeper, and more fundamentally changes the entire nature of the web infrastructure. It’s already far better for me in transferring files, sensitive data, and doing live video calls between my devices and everyone I work with. And it’s not even much of a comparison. This is just the very beginning, the more it grows, the *better* it will work. That’s going to change the game.
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