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Re: Google wants to be your Internet
On Sat, 20 Jan 2007 17:38:06 -0600 (CST) Gadi Evron <ge@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > On Sat, 20 Jan 2007, Alexander Harrowell wrote: > > Marshall wrote: > > Those sorts of percentages are common in Pareto distributions (AKA > > > > > Zipf's law AKA "the 80-20 rule"). > > > With the Zipf's exponent typical of web usage and video watching, I > > > would predict something closer to > > > 10% of the users consuming 50% of the usage, but this estimate is not > > > that unrealistic. > > > > > > I would predict that these sorts of distributions will continue as > > > long as humans are the primary consumers of > > > bandwidth. > > > > > > Regards > > > Marshall > > > > > > > That's until the spambots inherit the world, right? > > > > That is if you see a distinction, metaphorical or physical, between > spambots and real users. > "On the Internet, Nobody Knows You're a Dog" (Peter Steiner, The New Yorker) Woof woof, Mark. -- "Sheep are slow and tasty, and therefore must remain constantly alert." - Bruce Schneier, "Beyond Fear"