This is a term from chaos theory - Math Man's specialty. I'm at the dining room table, trying to finish my grades (140 papers graded: priceless). There are 10 rooms in this house, an attic, a full basement. Tell me why 1/2 of the residents of the house feel the need to be not only in the room with me, but physically attached to me, and/or my computer?
At least only one of them sheds. Both of them need a bath.
If chaos theory were my academic discipline, would I cope better with this?