"After working for a parade of doomed dot-com startups, a young
programmer named Bram Cohen finally got tired of failure.
"'I decided I finally wanted to work on a project that people
would actually use, would actually work and would actually be fun,'
"Three years later, Cohen, 28, has emerged as the face of the
next wave of Internet file sharing. If Napster started the first
generation of file sharing, and services like Kazaa represented the
second, then the system developed by Cohen, known as BitTorrent,
may well be leading the third. Firm numbers are difficult to come
by, but it appears that the BitTorrent software has been downloaded
more than 10 million times..."