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The largest, well-connected part is the outer mantle of the jellyfish, the little nucleus is the brain, and the tendrils hanging down are the least connected features that have to send their messages to the nucleus before being fed out.
Scott Kirkpatrick, EVERGROW scientific coordinator, describing the topology of the internet as mapped by the EVERGROW project team, in Monster jellyfish? Mapping the global Internet, Information Society Technologies
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