[LINK] Einstein's fridge an example for NICTA?
Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Dec 11 21:46:22 AEDT 2006
At 20:28 +1100 11/12/06, Chris Maltby wrote:
>The other aspect which is noteworthy has been its close association
>with universities where it has been able to supplement the sparse
>research funding and provide post-doctoral research placements for
>local researchers as well as attracting people from other countries.
Unfortunately, many of us perceive the "sparse research funding" to
be a result not only of an overall reduction, but also a diversion of
a significant proportion of what remains away from the competitive
arena into a pool earmarked for NICTA.
Okay, 'competitive' grants schemes are flawed too. (I avoid doing as
many assessments for ARC and similar as I agree to undertake). But
at least there's a bit of valuable randomness floating around the
edges of it.
Declaration: I've not been a net loser *or* winner from the NICTA
adventure, so I'm free to talk about principles!
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