Wednesday, April 22, 2015

I Have An Idea For A Video Game

...said the kid to the video game developer.

So does everybody else, said the developer.

The problem is that there is a lot of hard grunt work between idea and accomplishment.

That's true in spades for ideas in theoretical physics. Ideas are cheap but testable quantitative predictions are expensive. If you can't do the arithmetic, nobody will, or should, take you seriously.