I don't actually think this holds true for wireless. I honestly think the value
of a wireless network is in the quality of contents, not the quantity.
Which is why a limited walled garden of only 650 quality sites is much better on
a cellphone than thousands of random sites...
Then again your point of networking people to each other (vs people to
information) is relevant -- email on i-mode is successful partially b/c it's
connected to ALL email networks by default (note for example J-Phone can only
SEND to any email address; to receive from a non-J-Phone email address you need
to sign up and pay extra).
Zimran Ahmed wrote:
> The problem with walled gardens is when they fragment a network into
> several smaller networks. Just as Metcalf's law states that the value of
> a network grows by the square of the size of the network, as you make the
> size of the networks smaller the value of the network FALLS by the square
> of the size.
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