Microsoft flip-flop may signal blog clog

Filed as General on September 18, 2004 9:39 pm

by Duncan

News.com> As Web logs gain in popularity, critics warn that they are increasingly becoming the Internet’s new bandwidth hog.

The issue has been in the spotlight for much of this month, following a decision by Microsoft to abbreviate developer blogs both on its Web site and in syndication, citing a bandwidth crunch. The Redmond, Wash., software giant stopped delivering the full text of postings on the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) to blog subscribers, requiring them instead to follow a link to read the postings in their entirety. Facing a clamor of criticism from its own developers, Microsoft on Tuesday backtracked on that decision. read more>

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  1. By A.R.Yngve posted on September 25, 2004 at 5:21 am
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    This isn’t the first time someone warns that “the Internet will crash”. Hasn’t happened yet. And I’m sure more channels will be found to fill the demand for bandwidth (such as TV-broadcast transmissions, or what-have-you).

    Didn’t people Who Know Better once claim that the tremendous velocity of the early steam-trains (slower than an automobile) would kill the passengers?

    Now, spamming — there’s something that clogs the Internet and ought to be stopped… and I know just the sort of tools that might do the job…
    ;-)

    -A.R.Yngve
    http://yngve.bravehost.com