Why is network anatomy so important to characterize? Because structure always affects function.

– Steven H. Strogatz

Networks that seek commercial success must develop and maintain the ability not only to change in the face of highly competitive environments, they must also be able to adapt in ways that influence that environment.

– Robert Rycroft

“Everyday inventors don’t let themselves be limited like the rest of us do. They open their minds to the possibilities.”

– Rini Paiva, US National Inventors Hall of Fame

Yet the secret of evolution is the continual emergence of complexity. Simplicity brings a spareness, a grit; it cuts the fat. Yet complexity makes organisms like us possible in the first place.

– W. Brian Arthur

Natural selection may explain the survival of the fittest, but it can not explain the arrival of the fittest.

– Hugo De Vries

The simulation model I created to analyze the Hardware-Software Game can be used to provide estimates for specific market scenarios.  In particular, the model can be used to estimate:
  • User demand for new systems hardware for different combinations of the price of hardware, the size of the installed base of new system users, and the amount of content available for the new system;
  • User demand for new systems software for different combinations of the price of software, the size of the installed base of new system users, and the amount of content available for the new system;
  • HW’s optimal response (price of hardware) to SW’s provision of content for the new system;
  • SW’s optimal response (provision of content for the new system) to HW’s installed base of new system users.