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LAWS, RHODIAN, maritime. law. A code of laws adopted by the people of Rhodes, who had, by their commerce and naval victories, obtained the sovereignty of the sea, about nine hundred. years before the Christian era. There is reason to suppose this code has not been transmitted to posterity, at least not in a perfect state. A collection of marine constitutions, under the denomination of Rhodian Laws, may be seen in Vinnius, but they bear evident marks of a spurious origin. See Marsh. Ins. B. 1, c. 4, p. 15; this Dict. Code; Laws of Oleron; Laws of Wisbuy; Laws of the Hanse Towns.

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Metcalfe's Law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system.
If we enable such a foundation of underlying data sets, Metcalfe's law will then apply.
However, Metcalfe's Law can also be applied the other way.
As stated in Metcalfe's Law, a network that is twice as large, will be four times as valuable, because there are four times as many things that can be done due to a larger number of interconnections.
For example, Greg Papadopoulos, CTO at Sun Microsystems, said, "What we're seeing right now is a convergence of exponentials: Moore's Law meets Gilder's Law meets Metcalfe's Law.
According to Calder, who referenced Metcalfe's Law and the "Network Effect" in his talk, "the more uses of M2M data, the more users, and the more users, the more valuable the network.
Ethernet Inventor, 3Com Founder and Metcalfe's Law Author to Headline Early Stage Startup Night
Additional CONNECTIONS(TM) sessions on this topic include: -- Metcalfe's Law or Murphy's Law?
Metcalfe's Law seemed to offer a quantitative explanation for Internet boom mantras such as "network effects," and "first mover advantage," but this could be construed as dangerous in the nascense of Bubble 2.
Distributed computing will enable scaling of the Internet so that Metcalfe's Law will be fully realized and surpassed.