[ale] inventing the future: university vs corp
Bao C. Ha
baoha at sensoria.com
Wed Apr 3 17:54:27 EST 2002
I am thinking more of other achievements of Bell Labs. They
discovered the transistor which has propeled us into the
information revolution of the later half of the 20th century.
> > If AT&T had their choice, Unix would have been destroyed in middle
> > of the '80. Their commercialization of Unix had been a total
> > disaster due to corporate greeds. It is still mind-boggling how
> > such a premier corporate research institution like Bell Labs ended
> > up to be Lucent. IBM's Thomas J. Watson research center is still
> > pumping out advances despite all of the ups and downs.
> Why blame them? Years later UNIX has proven to be far superior than
> any other solution. Right? :)
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