Google wants to be your Internet
llynch at civil-tongue.net
Sun Jan 21 14:41:19 UTC 2007
On Sat, 20 Jan 2007, Marshall Eubanks wrote:
> On Jan 20, 2007, at 4:36 PM, Alexander Harrowell wrote:
>> Marshall wrote:
>> Those sorts of percentages are common in Pareto distributions (AKA
>> Zipf's law AKA "the 80-20 rule").
>> With the Zipf's exponent typical of web usage and video watching, I
>> would predict something closer to
>> 10% of the users consuming 50% of the usage, but this estimate is not
>> that unrealistic.
>> I would predict that these sorts of distributions will continue as
>> long as humans are the primary consumers of
>> That's until the spambots inherit the world, right?
> I tend to take the long view.
sensor nets anyone?
global alerts? disaster management? physical world traffic engineering?
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