On Dijkstra (from HN):
> It is remarkable how much he contravened modern academic norms: no work to bring in external funding, relatively few papers, very little collaboration, almost no PhD students. It's not an exaggeration to say that a young researcher with these characteristics today would likely get fired from any high-ranked American research university before even coming up for tenure review. Perhaps our modern academic metrics of merit are missing something?
Peter Higgs made similar comments about his own work after he got the Nobel prize for the Higgs Boson.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!