Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Why I have no friends

For any given possible contact, I can either send them an invite to connect, or not.

Should I send such an invite, they have the choice to accept, or decline.

The permutations are shown below, displaying whether or not we end up connected at the end.


Given that there are 3 possible ways for us to NOT get connected, against only 1 way for the connection to be established, I actually think its amazing I have any friends at all.


Dave Kearns said...

Many of us have wondered about that also, Paul. Glad to see there's a rational explanation...


Paul Madsen said...

Thanks Dave, yes it was gratifying to learn that it wasnt my fault.

Strangely enough, when I ran yourself through the calculation, I determined that you were even more unlikely to have friends ... I've checked the calculation and can't find any mistakes