Interesting thought at Artima: will iTunes succeed where Jini failed in making ad hoc networking as "normal"
? Apple's Bonjour
network does some of the dynamic lookup and connectivity that was at the heart of Jini
(now Apache River
, since Sun wasn't making any money from it), but has the advantage of being installed on millions of computers as a side effect of something else. This is exactly the sort of "dog in the kitchen" opportunity that can make someone a fortune...