Go Fractal [was Re: "to boldly go"]

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 31 13:30:06 UTC 2008

I'm not sure I've ever heard/read it: I think I may (be one of many who)
have coined it independently.

I mean by it: continually and repeatedly get involved with details and
offshoots of a task/topic/etc., getting more and more deeply involved and
further and further away from what I was originally doing. VERY easy to do
on the Web! ... and very hazardous for one with Attention Deficit Disorder!

Mark Mandel

On Jan 31, 2008 2:57 AM, Russ McClay <mcclay at taolodge.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 30 Jan 2008, Mark Mandel wrote:
> > Well, you never can tell around here. These conversations, like
> research,
> > can go fractal. (And I, for one, like that.)
> I hadn't heard that expression "go fractal" used that way
> before (altho Google results show it's around).
> I really like that!
> Russ

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