Tuesday, June 21, 2005
SuperBorrowNet looks like an interesting alternative to Peerflix or a supplement to Netflix. It's built on a Peerflix model, in that you make a list of items you have available to share. You invite friends to borrow from you, and they make a list of stuff they're willing to share with you. Instead of buying stuff, you're "borrowing" and "sharing" it, which means you retain all ownership rights, including the right to "recall" a shared item any time. You restrict your sharing to people you trust. Privacy is guaranteed. You can share DVDs, books, creative works, lawn tools, etc. Whatever you have in mind to share, you can share. You are responsible for shipping costs, so you might want to limit your sharing to folks in your town.