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Inside the Geekosystem We may

December 4, 1999 11:37 AM

Inside the Geekosystem

We may not know where we're clicking all the time, but researchers are getting good at predicting where we're likely to go next. Modern man's patterns of what researchers call information foraging turn out to be just as habitual as his ancestors': he follows the scent, hunts in packs and returns to familiar ground as often as possible. "You can apply behavioral models of how animals forage for food," says PARC e-cologist James Pitkow, "and it transfers remarkably well."

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