Randall was quick to name Doctorow among those he disdains (I assume Doctorow is part of his own "mashup crowd"). Perhaps, when declaring Reputation Credits to be an "of his own devising", he didn't realize that Doctorow himself was talking about this very idea (under the name Whuffie) nearly a decade ago.
Randall's first act should be to bestow a few of those Rep Credits upon Doctorow.
I needed to download LibreOffice for my dad. It was quicker to first download µTorrent, then LibreOffice via torrent, than to download LibreOffice directly from the website. Also, as in your example, I used torrent to download the latest Ubuntu release... it makes such a difference!
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