Mudcat Café message #668318 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #45161   Message #668318
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
13-Mar-02 - 10:13 AM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD maybe?
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD maybe?
One way round problems with storage space and bandwidth for a web musical resource would be to spread it around, the way I suggested earlier. 50 people providing 10Mb each adds up to 500 Mb.

A central index, included in Mudcat resources, that would link in to the files on all those would take up only a couple of Mb. It might be more complex organising something like that to start off, but once it was running it'd be straightforward enough.

There's no shortage of places you can get 10Mb or so of webspace without any problems about file size, and it's not difficult setting up a website, and there could be a simple common format for it, including finding webspace and a do-it-yourself guide online.

We still haven't got used to this new world we are living in - hardly anything actually needs to be centralised any more. (Maybe the only limitation remaining is that time lags mean we can't actually make live music together online as ensembles, we have to take turns. I think that's a permanent limitation too. But that's good in itself.)