Internet Geographer


Volcano network effects in Kenya

While sitting stranded in Washington feeling somewhat sorry for myself about not being able to get home to England, I read the following article in the Guardian:

A volcano in Iceland harming Kenyan farmers! The article obviously puts my own grumbles into perspective, but is also a fascinating insight into the highly complex relationships that underpin many of our social and economic interactions: relationships that only really become visible when integral parts of the networked systems that we rely on fail.