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• In Chapter 1, "The Butterfly Effect," Gleick begins by discussing the weather simulator created by Edward Lorenz.

• The weather changed slowly but surely, yet it never rained, seasons never changed, and nightfall never arrived. I

• The year was 1960 and Lorenz, a research meteorologist, was a fixture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

• Gleick explains Lorenz's processes, numerical methods, and applications that would make him the weather god in his own artificial universe.
• In the 1960s, not only did meteorologists dislike forecasting, they also mistrusted computers, which seemed like large calculators that were not competent to do necessary computations.

• In the 1950s and 1960s two technologies were maturing together: the space satellite and the digital computer were making new things possible.

• In the 1980s, the National Meteorological Center was born in Maryland which was the second best forecasting site in the world.

• The European Center for Medium Range...

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