Is 2007 The Year The Web Dies Under The Weight Of Video?

Nick Carr has an interesting couple of posts about a problem facing the web: perhaps bandwidth isn’t unlimited?

Video is big, both in terms of file size and popularity. But what happens when all that media hits the routers as every Joe Average starts to watch movies online ?

Will the web remain neutral?

What happens to the dream of Web 2.0? It is difficult to interact with your data when that data is jammed somewhere upstream.

Or are we just getting sucked into a sinister plot to regulate the internet? Perhaps there are network solutions. Perhaps new technology and infrastructure is required, and will be capable of handling the load.

Remind me the reason Google was buying up all that dark fibre?. The same company who just spent rather a lot of money on a popular video site…


  1. ChrisChris01-12-2007

    [blockquote]raises the possibility of an Internet apocalypse, spurred by “software saboteurs.” [/blockquote]

    Soylent Green is made of PEOPLE!!!!1111

  2. Peter Da VanzoPeter Da Vanzo01-13-2007

    Heh heh.

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