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<nettime> the usage of network
Jonathan Lukens on Fri, 3 Oct 2008 11:50:47 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> the usage of network


It seems to me that I hear more and more people using the word network
to describe groups of things that aren't necessarilly organized as
networks. This seems especially true of people using the phrase
"social network" who are often just talking about groups of people
which may have little or no interconnection.

I'm no expert on this (or anything else), and I've no desire to
police language. I just wonder if the word will mean something quite
different to most people by the end of my life. That's likely just
what words do.

-Jon





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