As the SAFE Network gets closer and closer to an initial launch, I still find it difficult conveying the structure to people.
Getting people to grasp the concept that there is no server is a bit frustrating and a bit entertaining at the same time.
The first question people generally ask me is “Well, how do I deploy a server for my data on a peer to peer network?”
I then explain (again) the concept of the data being distributed and held on drives all over the world and I usually get a response like “Well, can I set up my server on a single node?” or “Well, why would you want to do that when you can just use a server…”
It is at this point that I proceed to give myself a hearty facepalm and reflect on the ingrained model of client/server being the de facto standard…and also at just how visionary and vital the SAFE structure is. (or perhaps how poorly I am explaining this new structure myself! )
I look forward to the launch when people will be able to see it in action and (hopefully) have that “AH-HA!..Oh I get it now!” moment.
Until then, keep up the good work everyone!!!