Friday, April 14, 2006
Research community II
The 'research community' definitely is out of touch with the world. First, I've never seen any other activity where individuals work in so much isolation and lack of cooperation. Nobody seems to have any interest in each other's work, or collaborate in any way. Then, they are so interested in their own research that they disregard their end result. Like a comment I had in one of my rejected papers that said that it would provide good understanding of the problem domain but the performance with other publications couldn't be compared (of course, because it's was an innovative publication). The means become the end. I'm really looking forward to finishing this thing.