Re: virus: real world?
Wed, 22 Jan 1997 08:32:38 -0600 (CST)

On Thu, 16 Jan 1997 wrote:

> > "Really," what's going on is fuzzy concentrations of energy--
> > these are particles, including the ordinary ones like protons--
> > that are near each other, or maybe overlapping each other.
> > We talk about electron orbits, but they aren't like planetary
> > orbits.
> Clouds?

Oh, yes. I've seen the metaphor "probability cloud" in this field. The
human mind is so desperate for a way to make this look familiar, that it
will accept metaphors with less than 50% accuracy in modeling.

"Probability cloud" is one of the more accurate metaphors.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd