Chasing the Long Tail
October 5, 2004
On beyond the power law, Chris Anderson's got a fantastic article in Wired about the importance of all the parts of culture that don't fit in the 1% or 10% slope of the power law curve. I haven't had a chance to give a thorough enough re-reading, but even a quick glance looks like just the story I was hoping to see after the spate of power law hand-wringing a few months back.
People wrongly assume that power laws mean that, if you're not in the top N, you're dead meat. Wired has a great article, pointed out to me by Anil, talking about the long tail of a power law distribution. Moving from an economy of scarcity to ... Read More
Some days ago, a note by Joi Ito lead me to Chris Anderson's Wired article The Long Tail. It's one of those articles that really deserved being read thoroughly. I saw it late commented as well on Anil Dash's blog.... Read More