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Linked: The New Science of Networks by Albert-László Barabási
Linked: The New Science of Networks by Albert-László Barabási
4.0 out of 5 stars Stimulating read, 24 May 2011
I purchased this book after reading a piece that the author wrote for New Scientist magazine that I found really intriguing. The main reason why I gave the product 4 stars is that there really isn't anything much more then was in that actual article which was a minor disappointment. However, that was a great article and hence so is the book.

Having read it has given me a new perspective on observing certain aspects of life. For example, I find myself looking around my groups of acquaintances trying to figure out who are the 'hubs'. It has also taught me a lot about the importance of getting in early to something in terms of being successful.

It must be said as well… Read more
Funeral ~ Arcade Fire
Funeral ~ Arcade Fire
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Arcade Fire!, 18 Oct 2005
Three attributes of a classic album:
1. No poor tracks
2. A number of absolutely magnificent tracks
3. longevity
Since I have only possessed this album for 6 weeks I can only safely vouch for the first two. However I would be very surprised if this album does not pass the test of time and I fully expect to be playing this in (whatever format music is listened to then) 10 years time.
There have been a lot of bands in recent years that have been heralded as the next big thing. Bands such as the Killers, The Kaiser Chiefs, Kasabian, and Snow Patrol have all released commendable albums in the past number of years but for me none of them is as exciting or as original… Read more
Live [With DVD] ~ Dave Clarke
Live [With DVD] ~ Dave Clarke
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Only Average, 24 May 2005
If you already own Archive One and Devil's Advocate then there is really nothing new here for avid fans. The only affect of the famous new mixing system seems to be the insertion of odd explosions and beeps at irregular moments in the session. The tracks tend to drag on also and the overall quality of mixing is a lot poorer from World Service and his previous live set from Fuse. The DVD features two live mixes but unfortunately since they're taken from the same tour the track selection is almost the same-Also the camera tends to stay locked onto Dave Clarke-who let's face it isn't the most interesting individual to watch at the decks. You can't help but feel that this was a good idea that… Read more

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