Einstein on Trading, 08/27/05
An article on the PBS site describes Einstein's creative process:
"Until Einstein's time, scientists typically would observe things, record them, then find a piece of mathematics that explained the results, he says. "Einstein exactly reverses that process. He starts off with a beautiful piece of mathematics that's based on some very deep insights into the way the universe works and then, from that, makes predictions about what ought to happen in the world."
What a great insight for system developers.