Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Irony of the Day: Barabási's Publication Record Fit to Lousy Power Law

Somehow, I think that this paper was inevitable. In Fig. 2 on page 4, Albert-László Barabási's publication record is fit to a crappy power law. Unfortunately, it appears that the authors were attempting to be earnest in their efforts. (I think that this would have been a hilarious thing to do as a prank. I wish that I had thought of it!)

Seriously: Wow!

Update (8/04/11): Here is what Cosma Shalizi has to say.

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