Technical Terms and Definitions

Metcalfe's Law - Concept

"The power of the network increases exponentially by the number of computers connected to it. Therefore, every computer added to the network both uses it as a resource while adding resources in a spiral of increasing value and choice."
     - Bob Metcalfe

Metcalfe's Law is expressed in two general ways:

  1. The number of possible cross-connections in a network grow as the square of the number of computers in the network increases.
  2. The community value of a network grows as the square of the number of its users increase.