When Schipke saw the translation, at once he saw it for what it was: an
allegorical description of the iterative process for calculating the
Mandelbrot. In mathematical terms, Udo's system was to start with a complex
number z, then iterate it up to 70 times by the rule z -> z*z + c, until z
either diverged or was caught in an orbit.
Fact? Or hoax? Given that it's dated April 1st makes it
suspect, but you never know. It does seem too perfect though.
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