Subject: Re: How to run an FSB R&D lab (maybe)
From: ralph@inputplus.co.uk
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 12:54:01 +0000


Hi Tom,

> > Bernard's right; why should a company spend money doing this when
> > universities are doing it for you? 
> 
> Because they aren't.  Remarkably, even with an undexperienced,
> underskilled, underinformed population, remarkable things happen.
> That shows that there's a pattern of social organization there that
> works and has unique strengths.  Now what happens when we replay that
> pattern and optimize for it, including people with more experience,
> greater skill, and greater knowledge?

Aren't you describing something like Bell Labs?


Ralph.