you might enjoy this then.
I think that a problem with men of "genius" is that sitting down to do the painstaking work of science takes too much time from doing cursory investigations of new and exciting things.
The true geniuses, and there are very few, such as Gauss, manage to do both.
I've thought that Wolfram was a nutcase for a while but I will say that Mathematica is a pretty nifty piece of software.
I confess as to to not being a fan of Mathematica.
I find it being like it were an Apple product, "you do it my way or you don't do it".
But I think he is onto something with this new language.