Re: Innovations: business and academia

tom aagdii (
Wed, 18 Sep 1996 19:28:05 +0200 (MET DST)


> Commercial companies are very good at providing motivation
> for development, finding resources and rewarding contributions
> of ideas and effort - this seems to be a winning combination
> when an idea is relatively simple and can be developed into
> a product by a relatively small group of people in a reasonable
> time frame. When one wants to design a global system that would
> benefit many diverse groups of people in the long run, then open
> social discussion would appear essential.

once i skimed few pages in a book, and i glanced an idea about
big cooroporation locating their offices next to university campouses.
never seen the book again, never seen such ideas again.
and i dont know anything about the subject. does anyone
know anything about using universities for profit.