Originally Posted by killergorilla
A clever bloke indeed.
Coincidentally I'm just reading Jurassic Park, which features fractal images inbetween each chapter (as well as mentioning fractals and Mandelbrot in the story).
Thank you for this post! This was a must to get mentioned.
Notably, you are reading
JP - with emphasis on "reading", because the action-laden (plus action-focused) movie did not even allude to this fractal thing one second.
If you haven't read the book, you won't EVER get a notion of Crichton's actual intention to write all this. It's just SO many miles away. Be this a hint to everyone reading this post.
The dialectics of JP (movie) to JP (book) may possibly be compared to the cuddly-cutesy product Disney made (or: "left") out of Rudyard Kipling's "Jungle Book".