Monday, 18 March 2013

Cricket chaos theory

Read this paragraph by Peter Lalor and then guess what the article is about
EDWARD Lorenz, one of the fathers of chaos theory, discovered that small changes in initial conditions produced large changes in long-term outcomes. A shortcut in the data entry on a primitive computer created a wildly different conclusion to the one it should have.
Cricket of course! Here's the next paragraph:
Shortcuts have got Australian cricket here—climbing out of a car wreck on a dusty Indian back road.
You have to love a writer who can put cricket and chaos together so elegantly...