Friday, 9 January 2009

When Making Do is Setting Yourself Back

I'd written previously about the concept of `geek cred` among scientists. It's pretty universal, and I've yet to see an organization that doesn't engage in that sort of one-upmanship. Derek Lowe over at In The Pipeline has some interesting thoughts about how this `who can do the most impressive feats with the worst resources` attitude might actually be counterproductive. Now, Derek is industry, and not academia, so that definitely colours his discourse. But it's food for thought anyhow.

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