hear-hear! (and i watched it all happen like a ballet between a business suit and tweed jacket)
my own sad attempt to challenge this trend took the form of the (for example) shiny new post-doc who was enthusing over the graphing/presentation abilities of excel/powerpoint ("now you can add *sound-effects* to our graphs!") was to ask: "when you graduate, and establish your wondrous biotech company (as they all were planning) wouldn't it be advantageous not to have to buy business licenses for every seat?" about half of them waved me off mumbling something about vast steel towers built of IPO funds; but a minority may've seen the advantages.... or not.
my favorite line, which i had the young man sign was: "i don't need to know the science, as long as i get the publication"