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Metcalfe’s Law Wrong??

July 14, 2006

vcmike

My partner Bob Metcalfe is not going to like this very much, but there is a recent post out there by some IEEE types suggesting the value of a communications network is not proportional to the square of the number of its users, but rather is best represented by the equation n log(n) (where n is the number of users on the network). 

Heck, even if is a tad off, how many of us can say we had a law named after us?

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  1. Kent #
    July 15, 2006

    There must be something in the water. I just read a thoughtful post on the application of Metcalfe’s Law to social networks (http://chimprawk.blogspot.com/2006/07/network-effect-multiplier-or-metcalfes.html). A worthwhile read.

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