Sunday, December 16, 2007

A Call for Funding

A recent article in the New York Times describes a shift in the way private companies pursue expensive, risky research in immensely important areas like alternative energy. The old model of lavishly funded, privately maintained internal laboratories is dead. Incidentally, this was the paradigm that delivered the totally kick-ass Bell Labs, which back in the day successfully pwned six Nobel Prizes. Evidently, the new model involves throwing money away on fruitless partnerships with non-Harvard, university-like institutions such as Stanford, UC Berkley, the University of Washington and someplace called Carnegie Mellon.

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