Reeds Law

Any system that lets users create and maintain groups creates a set of group-forming options that increase exponentially with the number of potential members. And as a function, 2^N dominates N^2 - which means that even if each individual group-forming option is worth much less than an individual pairwise connection, eventually the total set of group-forming options will have far more option value than the pairwise options. -- DavidReed? from an interview with DavidWeinberger,

created by EdwardVielmetti 010419

In other words, ReedsLaw >> MetcalfesLaw.

Secretly, the power of the Wiki is in Reed's Law phenomenon, because the WikiNature allows one to easily form groups: making a WikiPage uniting several disparate pages WikiLinked together. -- MarkJanssen

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