[LINK] Einstein's fridge an example for NICTA?

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Mon Dec 11 22:49:38 AEDT 2006

At 09:46 PM 11/12/2006, Roger Clarke wrote:
>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.

Question: since there is only so much money to go around, is there 
any evidence to support the idea that the moneys that used to be put 
into the competitive pure/applied research that was unaligned with 
commercial interests into subsidies in the private sector? Has the 
CRC experiment failed?

PS: I heard today that Monash Uni sacked 60 academics and staff in 
their IT department. Can any linkers comment?

Jan Whitaker
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