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Mandelbrot was brought into the fold by IBM when they were first trying to find out why computers were behaving strangely. He found out that there was a very simple formula that would explain the phenomena and could subsequently help to figure out many other things. 

None of this would have been possible without modern computing.

Multiplication on the scale that they needed it was not possible prior to computers. Imagine what the future will hold for us....



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