That I am not alone with this opinion, although it might sound strange at first, could be seen by the article of Günther Meinhold: Einstein 2005: Modell und Wirklichkeit (model and reality), unfortunately for all non-German speaking people in a foreign language ;-)
The author draws the following comparisons, which I might be allowed to translate for showing the main idea behind the article:
|Models of real objects||Models of the software product to develop|
|Models demonstrate how Nature works||Models show how the future software product works|
|Physical model||Logical object model|
|Mathematical model||Design object model|
|Mathematical calculation||Creation/Development of source code|
|Mathematical results for measurable physical parameters||Executable source code with testable functionality|
|Experiments and observations as test basis for the models and their results||Test of the functionality of the software against the product requirements|
Yeahhh! I am not the only one out there believing in physics influencing computer science.
Anyone out there who doesn't love Einstein? Can't think so (he is not the father of the atom bomb, btw., please don't argue this way).