Interests

I started programming computers as a hobby in 1966, and have continued the practice, on again and off again, for the past 50 years.  My interest has always been in using computers to improve my understanding of complex physical systems.  In recent decades there has been substantial growth of interest in dynamic physical systems, especially of the adaptive kind.  My programming hobby has followed along.  Now, in retirement, I have opportunity to dig a little deeper into many things that I had to pass over, or examine only quickly,  during my working life.  


I am coming to believe that reality is fundamentally fractal, chaotic and non-analytic in character, but close enough to being analytic that we could made do with analytic approaches in the past.  But, it seems, the devil is in the details.  And we are about to be brought face-to-face with the unexpected side-effects of those unforgiving details.


My recent interests have been in the following areas:


I invite you to examine my writings and programs, and contact me with your comments.  I would welcome discussion on any of these topics.

Last update: 18 June 2016