Social Network Modeling For Tastes

Lynne Kiesling Over at Crooked Timber, Eszter Hargittai has a post on using social network modeling to make movie, music and book recommendations. I am particularly intrigued by social network modeling, especially the work of Duncan Watts. In addition to analyses of tastes, relationships, organizational structure, etc., I think it may be useful in thinking … More Social Network Modeling For TastesMore Social Network Modeling For Tastes

FERC Staff Report On Reactive Power: Part Of The Institutional Change Process

Lynne Kiesling On Friday the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released a staff report on reactive power. This extensive and thoughtful report is a useful contribution to advancing the policy debate about institutions governing the electric power network in a changing and increasingly distributed and market-oriented environment. This report digs down into the technical and economic … More FERC Staff Report On Reactive Power: Part Of The Institutional Change ProcessMore FERC Staff Report On Reactive Power: Part Of The Institutional Change Process

Apple Mini Resales Bugging Steve Jobs?

Lynne Kiesling Apple Mini computers have been flying off the shelves, and in fact they have sold out of their entire first production run already. Apparently (although I hve not been able to verify this from any news sources), some individuals have bought many Minis and are reselling them on eBay, taking advantage of the … More Apple Mini Resales Bugging Steve Jobs?More Apple Mini Resales Bugging Steve Jobs?