Read this book: Linked

Albert-László Barabási’s book Linked: The New Science of Networks is probably one of the books that stand out from the ones I read in 2004.The author does a marvelous job of pointing out that many hubs we know of (including social networks such as St. Paul’s) follow a power law. While reading within about DoS attacks, six degrees of separation, Pareto’s law, Google, The Faloutsos brothers, and other intersting stories, keep in mind that this work comes from a group of statistical physicists rather than computer scientists (though the references to the Bose-Einstein condensation would give that out). Good to see that they’re at it again!

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