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I’m not sure how I stumbled upon the following … but I did …

In 1929 a Hungarian author named Frigyes Karinthy published a volume of short stories titled Everything is Different. One of these pieces was titled Chains, or Chain-Links. The story investigated in abstract, conceptual, and fictional terms, which are many of the problems that now captivate mathematicians, sociologists, and physicists within the field of network theory.

I am still trying to determine how this selection from a wiki impacts my intellectual life … perhaps it is an answer I will only discover later in life … well, ’til then.

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