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Peer-to-Peer Computing

Host Mike Shuster talks with Dan Gillmor, technology columnist for the San Jose Mercury News, about the increase in 'peer-to-peer computing', where individual computers work together to help process information. Although the technology has been used to run the world-wide-web since its inception, peer computing has not found widespread commercial use. But with the successful use of the technique by high profile Internet companies such as Napster, interest in peer-to-peer computing is growing.

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