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Kleinrock on Nomadic Computing (12 Jul 2005)
You may have seen John Markoff's article recently, where he bemoaned the fact that ARPA is funding computer science with smaller dollar amounts and, secondly, funding projects that have short range goals and that are very applications-oriented and very tightly controlled, with limited vision. So, today ARPA is not the paragon of excellent funding of research that it once was. Now, within computer science itself there always have been people and there still are today who look to reach over the horizon and seek those things that are long-range, high-impact, high-payoff, and very risky. But the funding for those kinds of projects is very meager right now.
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