Jul 302011

There is a strange attractor in Wikipedia: if you follow the first link on a page, and then go to the first link on that page, and so on …  you will nearly always end up at the page for Philosophy.  There’s an article about it on the New Scientist site: Feedback: Wikipedia’s strange attractor – 15 July 2011 – New Scientist.

And there’s a beautiful diagram at bit.ly/wikispace which looks very like a fractal, especially if you look at it as a pdf file and enlarge it a few hundred times.

Robin W. Ahlgren

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