Re: Nanotech has gone mainstream
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 11:01:09 -0800

Drexler's problem is that he did it backwards. He wrote the popular book first, and then when he got ignored/flamed by academia, he went back and got his PhD and then wrote the technical book.

And the technical book is itself an affront to the academic tradition, aggressively interdisciplinary to the point that no specialist is able to understand it. It was like a slap in the face to his academic critics.

He will continue to be a pariah unless he decides to play the game of academic politics.