Reading about Wolfram’s ego distinctly reminds me of the stories of certain generals throughout the years, the ones who won great victories but whose egos prevented them from accomplishing so much more, and in some cases ruined their careers or lives. Napoleon and MacArthur come to mind. Come to think of it, the careers of those two generals mirror Wolfram’s even more closely in that they both had significant failures that they tried to ignore or even cover up in order to prevent any tarnishment of their respective perceived paths to glory.

Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.