Re: COMP: "MIPsucking" as payment for Web content?

Eugene Leitl (
Mon, 10 Feb 1997 21:52:00 +0100 (MET)

I'd rather charge nanocash for both bandwidth and computation resources.
Consider a grassroot infrastructure of locally linked (optically) micro
nodes, several nodes in a household, local wiring
north/south/east/west/up/down, and then some more (hypergrid/random local
wiring). Both the hardware and the wiring DIY, of course. People let
things route through/run on your node, you charge them for that. In
turn, they charge you for use of their resources. Not the least of this
infrastructure's uses will be digicash capability. Charging per
packet volume/ops will create a powerful vector towards cheaper
resources and/or higher bandwidth.