July 25, 2012
Academia Still Isn't So Bad
On Terran Lane's "On Leaving Academia"
Over the last day or so, many of my Facebook friends have been posting UNM CS professor Terran Lane's reflections on leaving academia for a job at Google. It's worth a read, and raises some very valid points about the troubles with academia—pay, funding, job security, incentives, isolationism, work/life balance ...