As we looked into the distance, we saw the billowing clouds of dust at the place where the highway met the horizon.
There is not much to say at that point in the project when expectations are tempered with reality and a scapegoeat is sought. Marketing will blame Engineering, Engineering will blame Software, Software will blame Sales. It is then that a Diagnostic Manager is recruited to provide top management with an animal to lay hands upon.
“Welcome to Erratic Computers, may I help you?”
“I’m here to see Mike Droop.”
“Oh, I’m sorry. ‘Duke’.”
“You may have a chair. It will only be a minute.”
The Lorenz attractor is a simplified model of convection of a gas within a confined space. This very simple model results in some very interesting motion, an example of deterministic chaos. A chaotic system is very sensitive to initial conditions and the system rapidly diverges.