James Cooke Brown

1921 - 2000

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James Cooke Brown (July 21, 1921 – February 13, 2000) was an American sociologist and science fiction author. He is notable for creating the constructed language Loglan and for designing the Parker Brothers board game Careers.Brown's novel The Troika Incident (Doubleday, 1970) describes a worldwide free knowledge base similar to the Internet. The novel begins with the belief that the world is on the eve of self-destruction, but then it presents a world about a century from now which is a paradise of peace and prosperity, all based on ideas, movements, and knowledge presently available in the world. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Cooke Brown has received more than 37,067 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). James Cooke Brown is the 5,912th most popular writer (down from 5,610th in 2019), the 57th most popular biography from Philippines (up from 59th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Filipino Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 37k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 44.36

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 17

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.38

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.26

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The Job Market of the Future
Economic forecasting, Employment forecasting, Forecasting
Loglan 1
Loglan (Artificial language)
Loglan 4 & 5
Dictionaries, English, English language
The self-interpreting Bible
Commentaries, Dictionaries, Bible
The Troika incident
Job Market of the Future
Labor market, Economic forecasting

Page views of James Cooke Browns by language

Over the past year James Cooke Brown has had the most page views in the with 4,338 views, followed by Chinese (1,230), and Lojban (826). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Southern Azerbaijani (64.43%), Arabic (57.19%), and Egyptian Arabic (36.50%)


Among writers, James Cooke Brown ranks 5,912 out of 7,302Before him are Walter Abish, Michael Swanwick, John Green, Timur Vermes, Isaac D'Israeli, and Monika Maron. After him are John Berryman, Brigitte Kronauer, Júlia Lopes de Almeida, Yury Kazakov, Naomi Novik, and Juris Alunāns.

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Among people born in 1921, James Cooke Brown ranks 394Before him are Ron Greenwood, Geoffrey Crossley, Rodger Ward, Walter Mirisch, Usmar Ismail, and Ann Savage. After him are Joe Fulks, Nelson Riddle, Chen Muhua, Sita Ram Goel, Michel Bonnevie, and Fernando Roldán. Among people deceased in 2000, James Cooke Brown ranks 305Before him are Antonio Maspes, Marjorie Noël, Malcolm Bradbury, Bunny Austin, Rober Eryol, and Anthony Powell. After him are Lajos Kocsis, Gloria Talbott, Paul Bartel, Ann Doran, George Montgomery, and Elmo Zumwalt.

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In Philippines

Among people born in Philippines, James Cooke Brown ranks 57 out of 155Before him are Gaudencio Rosales (1932), José Burgos (1837), Efren Reyes (1954), Jose Maria Sison (1939), Wenceslao Padilla (1949), and Dolphy (1928). After him are Jose Tomas Sanchez (1920), Luis Taruc (1913), Fernando Poe Jr. (1939), Leon O. Chua (1936), Aileen Baviera (1959), and Reggie Lee (1975).

Among WRITERS In Philippines

Among writers born in Philippines, James Cooke Brown ranks 4Before him are Francisco Balagtas (1788), Lualhati Bautista (1945), and José Burgos (1837). After him are F. Sionil José (1924).