***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Also worth noting is a nice paper by (again) Derek de Solla Price in which he constructs and solves, for the first time as far as I know, a mathematical model of a growing network with a power-law degree distribution, using ideas taken from Simon's work. (I don't think Simon ever applied his ideas directly to network growth.) D. J. de Solla Price, "A general theory of bibliometric and other cumulative advantage processes", J. Amer. Soc. Inform. Sci. 27, 292-306 (1976). Price was interested in citation networks, but his model is very similar to the models that physicists have been discussing in the last couple of years. Mark Newman. --On Tuesday, January 28, 2003 6:06 PM -0600 Doug Bryan <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > I've heard that Simon published a scale-free model 45 years ago when he > was studying firm sizes, but I haven't read the paper. It's: > > Herbert Simon (1955) ?On a class of skew distribution functions,? > Biometrika, 42:425-440. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.