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June 04, 2006

Why attenuation does not equate with hierarchy

I gave a somewhat flip answer to a serious question the other day. The actual answer is presented below.

this is a diagram showing how for any given node, N, then regardless of the type of network topology (flat, hierarchic, semilattice, matrix) the variety of the set of nodes connected to N are greater than the variety of N.

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