[LINK] Einstein's fridge an example for NICTA?
stephen at melbpc.org.au
Tue Dec 12 02:18:06 AEDT 2006
At 09:26 AM 11/12/2006, Tom Worthington wrote:
> Whatever the model, we need one. All those conducting research..
> using government money need to be asked the question I ask every
> PHD candidate giving a seminar at the ANU: "How are we going to
> make money out of this?". Perhaps we can draw inspiration from
> Albert Einstein. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein_refrigerator>.
One notes that Kevin Rudd (coming from the other direction) is today
expressing concerns regarding loss of a local manufacturing industry.
I think that this can be related to the collapse of academic publishing
and it seems logical for legislation to 'one-desk' academic publishing
in this country. With a part-time panel of paid expert referees keeping
an eye on promising local research, and so allowing for mechanisms
whereby local commercial / manufacturing arrangements are in place
early would benefit all Australians and especially the local researchers.
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