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AT&T Labs losing researchers due to economic cutbacks.

Seems AT&T Labs which was carved from Bell Labs has almost halved their
number of researchers. The parallels between this and the Xerox ParcPlace
exodus seem high. I doubt the research branch will ever recover from
losing so much talent.

However, at the same time if your bottom line sinks to the red and keeps
sinking and research hasn’t been able to keep things afloat I can see
why you would let them go.

One thing that I find interesting is that of the researchers that
split to the four winds. Some of them might become wildly successful.
How come they don’t band together to create a fund for basic science
research if it’s so important?

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