Realtime Linux: academia v. reality
Posted Jul 28, 2010 6:06 UTC (Wed) by jmspeex
Parent article: Realtime Linux: academia v. reality
Research often tries to solve yesterday's problems over and over
I think at least part of the reason for that is the publication process. Between the time you actually do some work and the time it gets published, you can easily have 3 years, sometimes more. Most of that is due to the often painful and slow review process. On top of that, you have to consider that PhD students have to choose a topic early on and then stick to it. So if you spend 5 years working on a problem and then at the end you submit a paper paper that takes 3 years to get published, you end up with something that solves a problem as it was 8 years ago. Then of course you have the ones that *keep* working on problems that have become irrelevant.
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