blockchain

Mike Kerner MikeKerner at roadrunner.com
Wed Aug 17 17:54:58 EDT 2016


Connectivity isn't central, it's simply a failure mode that gives us an
extra wrinkle.  Ignore connectivity, and just focus on getting rid of the
server, if you like.  Or, design a decentralized diamond registry.

On Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 5:48 PM, Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
wrote:

> Mike Kerner wrote:
>
> > Richard,
> > The primers that were the most helpful to me are ones that are hidden
> > behind paywalls (but understanding Merkle trees might also help).
>
> Good tip - thanks.
>
> > The easiest scenario to describe is a warehouse.  Mobiles are in the
> > hands of all personnel, because LC is sweet and who wouldn't want a
> > customer walking out jealous that they don't have something similar?
> > Because of electrical noise, dead spots, etc., wireless connectivity
> > is not 100%.  The owner does not want to replace an aging desktop
> > that is also acting as a server for this setup, and wants the IT
> > department writing more sweet mobile apps, not maintaining
> > infrastructure.  Solve.
>
> No solution system can be designed because the most important information
> is missing from the problem definition:  What is the task we want to
> support the users doing on their phone?
>
> And if blockchains are unrelated to connectivity, why is connectivity the
> central issue of this problem statement?
>
>
> --
>  Richard Gaskin
>  Fourth World Systems
>  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
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