The value of an invention, company, or technology…

…increases exponentially as the number of systems it participates with increases linearly.

The law of plentitude is not about dominance. The self-interest of ordinary business guarantees that every company in the world will strive to get its product or service into every home, or into every store. Popularity is an ancient goal. But that is not what network plentitude strives for.



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