Issue No.03 - May/June (2001 vol.3)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/5992.919270
Will peer-to-peer computing be the next killer Internet application? Like most over-hyped concepts, P2P is loosely defined and covers a set of rather disparate ideas. Perhaps the only common theme is a client-oriented view of the world; you might think of P2P as "Power to the People." The servers are subservient to the clients, which do most of the work.
Geoffrey Fox, "Peer-to-Peer Networks", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.3, no. 3, pp. 75-77, May/June 2001, doi:10.1109/5992.919270