Re: Nanotech has gone mainstream

Michael Lorrey (
Sun, 21 Mar 1999 10:40:29 -0500

Spike Jones wrote:

> In the 12 March 99 issue of Science, there are three
> sober articles on nanotech or close derivative. Between
> them are 244 references. All three articles reference Feynman,
> but not one mention of K.Eric Drexler.
> Someone who is up on the politics of science, please
> explain to me: why is it that as soon as one publishes any
> proletariate level popular science book, they automatically
> lose all credibility in the field and are shunned by their
> fellow scientists? Or am I reading too much into the
> aparently intentional oversight? spike

Feynman wrote a few himself, including several not-science books, which included advice on picking up girls who will sleep with you, his preference for strip clubs to do his studying, and a course on picking locks and cracking safes...

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