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February 23, 2016

From: Reddit AMA

Are there any things you miss now that you’re an outsider to traditional academia?

I have many friends in academia, and end up interacting quite a lot with academia in one way or another: giving talks, meeting with groups of students, etc.

But I’ve now spent several decades building an environment where I can implement ideas incredibly much faster than I ever could in academia… and when I look at academia, it seems very frustrating to me: it’s so slow compared to what I’m used to.

A nice feature of academia is students… but I’m happy to say that we’re able to work with lots of students through our various programs.

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