My Times letter. The irony is that Duncan would have willingly filled her in on the rest of the story if she'd only asked.

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Subject: Network Analysis is long-standing
Date: Sun, 26 Jan 2003 12:29:36 -0500
From: David Gibson <[log in to unmask]>
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Emily Eakin seems more concerned with spitting out a colorful article on
an amicable Australian
(http://www.nytimes.com/2003/01/25/arts/25WATT.html) who lives up the
street than with doing her homework. She writes: "After Euler...[n]o one
thought to tackle networks of people." In fact, there is an immense body
of research on exactly this topic, dating back several decades. Social
network analysis, a thriving subfield within sociology, has its own
journals, its own conferences, and a large national and international
following. Eakin would only have had to wander around the halls of
Columbia Sociology for a few additional minutes to learn as much.

--
David Gibson
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Harvard University
536 William James Hall
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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--
David Gibson
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Harvard University
536 William James Hall
33 Kirkland Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Voice: (617) 495-3825
Fax: (617) 496-5794