In which the author addresses that pain you are feeling.

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Dr. Robert Metcalfe, other than infamously predicting the collapse of the Internet, is notable for his assertion that the intrinsic value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of nodes on that network. I am not new to using fax machines as an example of this law. A single fax machine, the analysis goes, is pretty useless. Two fax machines can…