Reply to post: It's not rocket science

Michael Gove says Britain needs to create its own DARPA

colinb

It's not rocket science

The recipe for innovation in the US or Irael has long been known, it involves

1. billions (millions wont cut it) of cash trickling into universities and private research labs for

2. speculative projects targeting the military industrial complex DARPA or big science CERN

3. funding guys in sandals like Jon Postel who don't know the day of the week but invent things you dont understand

4. with managers in Suits with funny names like Vint Cerf who can design protocols in 1974 you wont use until 1989

5. by shooting the bean counters (DARPA has just 13 mangers, 140 technical bods)

6. sit back, relax and watch as s**t happens in 10 or 15 years

7, ok yeah, actually it is rocket science

Coming from a Conservative who doesn't need 'Experts' excuse me while i die laughing.

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