It's an old split. Like the one between art and art history. One does it and other talks about how it's done and the talk about how it's done never seems to match how one does it.
This divorce of art from technology is completely unnatural.
On another matter:
You look at where you're going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you've been and a pattern seems to emerge. And if you project forward from that pattern, then sometimes you can come up with something.