So last week I accidentally wrote about one of this week’s readings. So this week I’ll discuss the other one.

This reading was about the 80/20 rule. Although I read the whole article carefully, I found it quite confusing especially talking about power laws and distributions and bell curves, a lot of mathematical kind of stuff that isn’t exactly my cup of tea.

What I did find interesting however was the basic concept of the 80/20 rule. It began when Pareto was gardening and noticed that 80% of his peas were produced by 20% of his pea pods. Similarly he noticed that 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 2-% of the population.

In terms of the internet, 80% of links on the web point to only 20% of webpages. Funny how such a simple rule can translate to something much more complex.

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