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The truth about Prague

Arthur Phillips’ Prague is prefaced with the obligatory disclaimer that “any resemblance to actual events or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.” Phillips’ fiction may start with those words. (Or the fiction may have started on the cover: as you probably know, Prague is actually about Budapest.) In any case, as someone who worked as a journalist in Budapest ... Read More »

Linked: Networks make the world go ’round

The joy of Albert-László Barabási’s book, Linked: The New Science of Networks is that, after reading it, you can’t look anywhere without seeing networks. The book, which is currently ranked 99th on Amazon’s top seller’s list, leaves a powerful imprint on the mind’s eye. Did you realize that it takes an average of only one link per node to bind ... Read More »