|Next sample Gazelle screen shot.
|Prior sample Gazelle screen shot.
The danger of sigmoid curves,
especially higher order ones, is
that if the phenomenon is poorly
understood or not enough data
is available it may be believed
that the relationship is linear. A
culture or country and its
leaders can find itself in dire
straits when surprised by the
velocity and influence of
non-linear effects. If a disease
like malaria spreads
arithmetically that's bad enough,
but when a far more lethal
disease like the Black Death
spreads geometrically whole
civilizations and the species
itself may be in mortal danger.
We begin quietly with the
GAZELLE main menu form in
its Intel Atom netbook version.