Leech (Computing)

Leech (Computing)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In computing and specifically Internet, a leech or leecher is one who benefits, usually deliberately, from others' information or effort but does not offer anything in return, or makes only token offerings in an attempt to avoid being called a leech. In economics this type of behavior is called "free riding" and is associated with the free rider problem. Depending on context, leeching does not necessarily refer to illegal use of computer resources, but often instead to greedy use according to etiquette: to wit, using too much of what is freely given without contributing a reasonable amount back to the community that provides it. The name derives from the leech, an animal that sucks blood and then tries to leave unnoticed. Other terms are used, such as "freeloader," but leech is the most common.show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136728184
  • 9786136728186