The laptops we use today are extremely powerful machines if you measure them against the standards of a decade ago. In these days producing ( rendering ) Mandelbrot fractals was hard work for any computer. Also, Mandelbrot fractals were 2D, by definition, case closed. Experimenting with '3d-type-of-Mandelbrots' was impossible due to the limitations of the hardware. A lot has happened since then. - Daniel White created a website about the topic, called 'The unravelling of the Real 3D Mandelbulb" where he explains the interesting ( and surprising ! ) history of 3D Mandelbrots.

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