Re: Nanotech has gone mainstream

Gina Miller (
Mon, 29 Mar 1999 11:41:07 PST

Nanosystems is the "technical" text book of nanotechnology.(my favorite book)

The problem with nanotech and academic angle, is there is no nano major at this time. So Drexler had a struggle in this area, and indeed had to create one. This was a problem in our well defined fields of study. Because nanotech covers such a wide span of discipline's, this will be an issue we will have to further deal with. Gina "Nanogirl" Miller


>>Drexler's problem is that he did it backwards. He wrote the popular
>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
>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.

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