Feeds

Moonlighting witnesses should resign their posts

They've probably got enough money to found their own colleges by now, anyway

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

High performance access to file storage

Opinion Dean Richard Schmalensee of the MIT Sloan School of Management, best known for his 1978 article on the ready-to-eat breakfast cereal industry, has abused his academic position by spending far too much time as a consultant, against the interest of students at MIT. He also brings discredit on MIT for acting as a mercenary for Microsoft. He has proved many times that he has insufficient knowledge to be dubbed an expert, and under cross-examination by David Boies it has been seen that his opinions are based on his desire to please his paymaster. He has brought antitrust economics into disrepute (if that is possible), and put it on the same plane as astrology, so far as his opinions are concerned, and appears to have used numerology rather than statistics to support a data set that does not stand up to examination. His teaching duties towards students, and his leadership of his school, must have suffered as a result of the considerable time he spends on his own consultancy work, for Microsoft and other clients. He is retained by Microsoft not just for the case brought by the DoJ, but also for Caldera v Microsoft and other Microsoft cases. If MIT believes it is a progressive academic institution, and if it does not wish to prohibit private consultancy, the time has come for it to franchise its academic posts and to make the incumbent's pay for the their job titles. Antitrust mercenaries - and Professor Franklin Fisher is another - should resign their academic positions and see how they manage to fare in a real world, where experts are really experts. ® Complete Register Trial coverage

Top three mobile application threats

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Record labels sue Pandora over vintage song royalties
Companies want payout on recordings made before 1972
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Number crunching suggests Yahoo! US is worth less than nothing
China and Japan holdings worth more than entire company
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
prev story

Whitepapers

SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.