Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on May 26, 2006 12:09 PM
"The BitTorrent protocol has revolutionized peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing. It works by enabling users to download fragments of a large file from other users simultaneously, rather than waiting for one file to complete, thus speeding the download process."
I'm not certain it could be said to "speeding the download process", especially when you consider the "sharing" involved. It may be faster than an FTP connection, but trades "longer time" for it.