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Scholarship is not what it used to be. BTW, as Duncan notes, Karinthy used
the term in the 20s.

Steve.

PS. A manager asked me what he could do to make his organization more
scale-free.

Steve Borgatti
Org Studies, Boston College
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>Behalf Of Miller McPherson
>Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2005 7:34 PM
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>Subject: Re: [SOCNET] All Networks Look the Same?
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>Well,
>    Actually, I thought that it was a perfect summary of the issue.  I
>expect that there are now more people out there that think that Watts
>invented the Small World phenomenon, than there are people who think
>otherwise.  No doubt due to the difficulty of reading Psychology Today...
>Miller McPherson
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>
>
>On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Martina Morris wrote:
>
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>> this was meant to go to the list last night, but i forgot to cc it.  i'm
>a
>> bit surprised there weren't a tidal wave of responses to the suggestion
>> that Duncan Watts coined the term Small Worlds.  stunned silence perhaps.
>> no meant offense to Duncan with this, who, i'm sure, would not be
>> offended.
>>
>> [CITATION] The small world problem - Web Search
>> S Milgram - Cited by 349
>> Psychology Today, 1967
>>
>>
>> On Thu, 3 Feb 2005, Willemien Kets wrote:
>>
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>> > Duncan Watts, who coined the term Small Worlds, is a physicist who now
>works
>> > at Columbia in the Sociology department (on the Small World project,
>see
>> > http://smallworld.columbia.edu/)
>> >
>> > Best,
>> >
>> > Willemien
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Social Networks Discussion Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]]On
>> > Behalf Of Bettina Hoser
>> > Sent: donderdag 3 februari 2005 09:38
>> > To: [log in to unmask]
>> > Subject: Re: All Networks Look the Same?
>> >
>> >
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>> > I do not support the view of Martina, but partly that of Moses.
>networks do
>> > play a very large role in physics: much of solid state physics
>> > (semi-conducter, conducter, cristals, etc) is about transport in
>networks or
>> > growth of networks. on the other hand for example aome quantum
>mechanical
>> > effects like entanglement etc is also about particles that are somehow
>or
>> > other connected.
>> >
>> > I guess the question is, how many and who in the relative scientific
>network
>> > are willing to share their ideas and thoughts in such a way to help all
>of
>> > us to better understand networks and their dynamics. I look at it as a
>kind
>> > of mosaic: if whoever has something to contribute does that regardless
>of
>> > "old" animosities between different fields of science, then the whole
>field
>> > will be better off.
>> >
>> > I really do hope to see more physicists interested in sociology (and
>also
>> > citing the relevant people).
>> > --
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