[ExI] Metcalfe's Law is Wrong

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky sentience at pobox.com
Fri Apr 11 00:46:36 UTC 2008

Jef Allbright wrote:
> A particularly lucid article on characterizing growth value of
> networks.  In particular, it argues against the n^2 of Metcalfe's Law
> (which fueled much of the overheated Internet hype of the late '90s )
> in favor of n log(n)

Boy does that sound righter than Metcalfe's Law.

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky                          http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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