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August 17, 2009


Bud Byrd

I am an avid reader of your posts. Please keep the thoughts, the thought provoking blogs coming.

On the new "services model": I think the real change is from the old supply driven model of the scientist and manufacturer proclaiming "here is a product, let me tell you what it can do for you" to the new services model demanding of the scientist "here is what I need you to do for me". The move is from the model "product out" to the services model of "demand in". Hopefully, the STEM crowd will be as nimble in meeting the requirements of today as they have been tenacious in practicing their past R&D, manufacturing, marketing and other skills in the past industrial model.

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Like it or not, society is dependent on science and technology. The only way we can cram 6 billion people plus onto the earth and use resources at the rate we do, is through the support of scientific discovery and technology innovation. Take our technology-based infrastructure away and civilization as we know it would collapse.

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