[ met-kafs law ]
/ ˈmɛt kæfs ˈlɔ /
the principle that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users: the more users there are in a system, the more value an individual perceives, considered against the cost of joining a network community.
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Origin of Metcalfe's law
First recorded in 1990-95; named after Robert M. Metcalfe (born 1946), U.S engineer and entrepreneur who helped pioneer the internet in 1970 and invent the Ethernet
Words nearby Metcalfe's law
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