Closer to this book and equally illuminating are the many problems triggered by a sound or a picture. Only afterwards is a formula devised, and then proclamed....

        ---Benoit B. Mandelbrot

Multifractals and 1/f noise: Wild self-affinity in physics (1963--1976), Selecta Volume N, Selected Works of Benoit B. Mandelbrot, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1999, page 9.

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