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content is distributed. so if your neighbour read aljazeera this morning, your computer doesn’t have to fetch to from thousands of miles away. this reduces network traffic load, and load on aljazeera’s servers. it makes they internet more scalable.

content is hashed, so if it changes, it gets a new hash. so you can search for today’s version of the newspaper, or you can search for last week’s version, because they have different addresses/hashes. nothing us ever lost or deleted irretrevably.

i think that’s the important part, but there are other big improvements that are built in, things people didn’t think of in the 1960 when they developed the internet protocols, but we now realise are needed.

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