May 06, 2014 at 09:15AM
"[Networks] are a distinctly non-Newtonian idea..." #readingToday

When we think of networks not just as locations in a physical geography like the Internet, but as possibly abstract realms, e.g. like the map of transitions between coloured states of the traffic lights, networks become one of the most important tools in modern technology. They are used everywhere to map out the behaviour of complex interactions. They are a distinctly non-Newtonian idea, but they are a stepping stone to a deeper understanding of things that is the subject of the next chapter.

In Search of Certainty, Mark Burgess, 2013