ZDNet heeft een interview gepost met Shawn Fanning, de schepper van het door velen zeer gewaardeerde programmaatje Napster. Recentelijk kwam Napster diverse keren in het nieuws toen een aantal universiteiten besloten om het proggie van hun netwerk te bannen. Het enthousiaste genapster van de studenten bleek een nogal extreme hoeveelheid traffic te genereren:
ZDNet: Has bandwidth usage become a top priority? Schools have banned the use of Napster due to the amount of bandwidth it uses.
Shawn Fanning: It's interesting because a long time ago, before there was even a product, another founder, Shawn Parker, who's 19... he and I had been conversing on the Internet. We met through the Internet security community. He said this has the potential to be the first broadband killer application, and it has sort of become the truth because obviously it's so bandwidth intensive. I mean, it has been an issue. It's been all over the press, and schools are deciding to shut it down. We released a public announcement saying that we had some potential solutions that we were working with, and once we had something concrete we would start implementing it and approach schools. So it's definitely an issue, but it's something that we're working on. Hopefully we'll have a solution soon to present to both universities and corporations, because its popularity has just been incredible. It spread through universities and companies very quickly. So the bandwidth issue is definitely a big concern of ours.