Subject: Re: How to run an FSB R&D lab (maybe)
From: "Brian J. Fox" <bfox@ua.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 06:50:20 -0800


   Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 01:17:23 -0800 (PST)
   From: Tom Lord <lord@regexps.com>

	  Bernard:
	  yes ... it is called academia 

   But not really.  Not in the way people usually mean that.

   First, what I described isn't academia.  It's an epiphenomenon of
   academia.

What you described is Xerox Parc of the 80's and early 90's.

It produced great technology and ideas, and didn't run in the black.

Much of the technology was too good for the times (i.e., low market
for goods based on it, high cost to manufacture, etc.) and by the time
it wasn't, another business had provided similar results with much
more modern technology.  No patents infringed.

Brian
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