This blog will comprise a collection of ephemera, mess and miscellaneous artifacts reflecting on the writer's life.

Monday, December 12, 2005


Yes, that's it, that's the word that I was looking for here.
Adrian helpfully supplied it again today.
For a lovely spiral picture go here.
Dr Joolz has also given us some lovely spirals here.
You can see lots of it here.
Unfortunately it also reminds me of:
fibroids (yuk)
Spaghetti (nice)
fibs (bad)
Charles Satchi (worryingly Tory)
Greta Scacchi (very pretty in films)
Fiorucci (fashion mistakes).
Its been a long day.


Joolz said...

but i still dont know what fibonacci means.

guy said...

I think you're picture is fractal (and it's beautiful. Isn't Fibonacci more ordered and serial (more like a sunflower than the coast of Norway?

Mary Plain said...

I don't care what it is called, I like it! V pretty..

Kate said...

I don't understand what it is either because it is about maths.
But I think it means the same patterns replicating in smaller units.

Anya said...

Fractal = the same pattern repeating in infinitesmally smaller bits but Fibonacci = a pattern made from the number series: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13 etc etc [(x + y) where x and y are the two previous numbers] so it gets bigger and makes beautiful shapes in nature if you measure the spirals in shells and stuff.

(PS: Fibonacci was the name of the mathematician)