People in the creative professions seem to be most productive early in adulthood: Jane Austen wrote PRIDE AND PREJUDICE before she was twenty-one; Albert Einstein published his first theory of relativity when he was twenty-six. This short discussion of an endlessly fascinating subject is reprinted, by permission, from The Washington Post of 16 Apr. 1990.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Malcolm Gladwell, "Are early achievers the only kind?," Appl. Opt. 29, 3072-3073 (1990)