A cloud-based content gathering network

The Morning Paper, Aug 25, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is an interesting concept thata makes the internet just a little bit more complex. The idea of a content delivery network (CDN) is that copies of web pages are sent to servers around the world, so when you access the page, you are sent to the server closest to you. That's great, but more and more pages are created dynamically from many different sources. You can send that through a content delivery network. But a content gathering network (CGN) can make the process a bit more efficient by gathering all the material clse to its source (say, in Palo Alto) and then sending the combined package in one simple delivery to your browser. This post is a summary of the original article.

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