Richard Feynman gave Stephen Wolfram the following advice when Wolfram asked about starting his own research center:
Find a way to do your research with as little contact with non-technical people as possible, with one exception, fall madly in love! That is my advice, my friend.
June 17, 2010 at 2:33 pm
Because those with whom a (presumably) straight guy might fall in love couldn’t possibly be technical people themselves.
I love Feynman and I get the point.. but… le sigh.