Ugh! Ya know how you can get so involved in an area of study, mesmerized by the details, that you lose sight of the people involved in the field of study? I was just revisiting the world of the Mandlebrot Fractal, having been turned on to them by Charlie on Numb3rs. And in the little bit of reading I did I discovered that I totally missed an opportunity to celebrate Benoit Mandlebrot's death. He died two years ago and I didn't even know.
I feel like a bad fan.
Look them up on Google and then drool over the loveliness that is repeating patterns. I could never do what he did... putting numbers and formulas to the irregularities I the world. But I sue appreciate the fact that he saw those inconsistencies and didn't ignore them like so many Box-thinking Math types do. If ever oh ever there were a reason to make piece with the Math gods fractals are it. Alas... that seems a mountain even Master Yoda would think twice before climbing. Or blasting.