Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Innovation and Creativity

Dammit! It appears that all of a sudden, some scientist has found the divine inspiration to start experiments in a field and with a system which is almost identical to what I do. This just happened a couple of months after this thematic research was presented in a semi-open forum. Moreover, the scientist in question has hitherto distinguished himself working with quite unrelated systems.

So much for innovation and creativity.

...it's not like it's the first time it's happened either. I guess there are two ways of looking at this, the most half-full glass version being to shrug my shoulders and take this as a sign that the research I'm doing apparently is interesting to other scientists..........

.....and then there's the less charitable way of looking at the situation.


Anders said...

50 G's in small, unmarked bills, and he won't ever do "science" again.

Is that the ".....and then there's the less charitable way of looking at the situation." ;-)

Seriously, that sucks. This just get gives you more pressure and shorter deadlines, to "win the race" to publish first. So much for sharing your work with other.

Wilhelm said...

Funny thing is; it wasn't really a public meeting per se.

No es freakin' bueno.