On BitTorrent being Cisco

Om Malik wrote last week: "If [Odeo and Podshow] can snag millions, then Bit Torrent is definitely worth a lot more. Let me put it in the old world terms. The podcast start-ups of today are like Wine.com, while Bit Torrent is Cisco of the digital content revolution. It has actual technology that will help grow the open media."

Hmmm...maybe BitTorrent is Cisco, but it seems a bit more Apache. Great technology...hugely valuable company? Not a company at all. Not that they tried to build one. They certainly could have—along the lines of Mysql or Sendmail. Fine companies, but open-source software infrastructure does not a Cisco make.