[e2e] end of interest

John Day day at std.com
Sat Apr 19 16:12:13 PDT 2008

Earlier Dave Reed said:

"If you have no hope of deploying most innovations without bargaining 
with Major Co., then why bother doing research?"

Ya know, I never knew that this was the primary purpose of research. 
How enlightening!

Then more recently, Dave said:

>Based on that test, we can ascertain whether the monopoly in legal 
>fact has an impact on research freedom.

Are there some rules I don't know about?  They weren't taught in my school.

I might remind our readers that in 1970 none of us were worried about 
whether or not AT&T would use what we were doing.  Admittedly, we 
were being paid for our trouble, but most of us were just interested 
in what would happen and what we would learn from it.  There is 
something amiss here.

If the only reason for doing research is to see some large incumbent 
adopt it, then you either want another job or you aren't being 
sufficiently devious.  ;-)

Take care,

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