Connect, they say, only connect

Good article by Emily Eakin in the New York Times about the panoply of network theory books gracing the shelves of bookshops everywhere:

“Mr. Watts, 31, is a network theorist. And these days that means fielding frequent calls from powerful admirers like Mr. Berkeley — Wall Street moguls and government officials eager to tap into a nascent academic science that few understand but that many think may hold the key to everything from predicting fashion trends to preventing terrorism, stock market meltdowns and the spread of HIV.”

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