The Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives. However, the essential task of finding information is dominated by a handful of large centralised search engines. In this thesis we study an alternative to this approach. Instead of using large data centres, we propose using the machines that we all use every day: our desktop, laptop and tablet computers, to build a peer-to-peer web search engine.
A while ago I spent quite some time to research the best options for designing my thesis. I used ideas from various sources, and in this brief article I will explain some of the choices I made, which will hopefully be useful to those that still need to complete their own thesis.