Saturday, April 12, 2008

6 Degrees of Separation

Six degrees of separation is the theory that anyone on the planet can be connected to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that has no more than five intermediaries. The theory was first proposed in 1929 by the Hungarian writer Frigyes Karinthy in a short story called "Chains." (Not going to be a book club choice!)

This theory was brought to my attention when one of our fellow book club members recognized a friend's email address in the list of invites.

You just don't know who you might see at the Fa La La Book Club Meeting ... and that's why you can't miss ... you never know who knows someone you know ... and didn't know they knew each other. Or as "they" say ... It's a Small World After All.

Hope you're enjoying reading Same Kind of Different As Me.

1 comment:

Lolly said...

I am almost finished with the book and I don't want it to end! I have already decided that I will re-read it to make sure I didn't miss anything. I am reading just a few pages at a time. I love it. It is so interesting that it is set in the Metroplex. There are a few names that I recognize in the book. Fun!