[WP] CMU calls MSR a 'parasite'

Robert S. Thau (rst@ai.mit.edu)
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 21:54:54 -0400 (EDT)

Rohit Khare writes:
> "Microsoft Research has become a parasite on the academic
> establishment," said Jim Morris, chairman of the computer science
> department at Carnegie Mellon University. "They are eating our seed
> corn. If you take away great people from schools and put them in a
> place where they're not teaching anyone, who will train the next
> generation?"

As if those great people could have all found faculty positions under
any circumstances... I'm not thrilled with MSR myself, but the size of
academia got off the exponential growth curve a while ago.