David Krackhardt wrote:


>            This article is a perfect illustration of how the concepts and
> implications of social structure reach far beyond the realm of human
> interaction.

Yes! Our methods of social structure analysis provide insights into ecosystems
and other systems with live actors.  Our algorithms ALSO fit well into networks
of inanimate objects such as computers and routers.  Guy Hagen has taken social
network concepts and developed 'optimization' algorithms for computer
networks.  See:

Valdis Krebs
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