"...do you find humans at all odd?"
"Not really", replied Ashley after a moment's reflection, accelerating the globe and moving round into the midday region of the planet to make a full orbit before returning home, "but your obsession with networks takes a bit of getting used to. Still, it's understandable."
"How do you mean?"
"Because networks are everywhere. the road and rail systems, the postal service, the Internet, your friendships, family, electricity, water - everything on the planet is composed of networks."
"But why understandable?"
"Because it is the way you are built - your bodies use networks to pass information; your veins and arteries are networks to nourish your bodies. Your mind is a complicated network of nerve impulses. It's little wonder that networks dominate the planet - you have modeled your existence after the construction of your own minds."" - Jasper Fforde, The Fourth Bear (pg. 295)