Google and BitTorrent

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Posted on April 21, 2005 8:59 AM in Music
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I have this friend. For anonymity's sake we'll refer to him as "Bernie." Bernie wanted to download Weezer's new single, Beverly Hills really, really badly. He tried all the usual tricks (i.e. WinMX), and eventually got referred to an application called Shareaza. He gave that program a try, and even though it is open source and has a UI that tramples on all other P2P clients that I...I mean Bernie...has seen, he hasn't been all that impressed with the functionality. Searching is slow, results returned never seem to have enough of the actual source being search for, etc. Needless to say, Bernie was ecstatic when he went to Google this morning, typed in "beverly hills weezer torrent" and found what he was looking for at the very first search result.

Long live Google and BitTorrent. Together, they are greater than the sum of their parts.

Or so Bernie tells me.


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