But my guess is that computer scientists aren't so different than everyone else. In any case, it gives some perspective to see economists having the exact same debate about their own publication culture: here.
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Maybe we're all the same
Every once in a while, a heated debate pops up in the CS theory blogosphere about whether or not our publication culture inhibits actual scientific progress. The concern is that we care too much about getting publications as an end in and of itself, and not about the progress of the field. In this last particular debate over at the complexity blog, some anonymous commenters compared the culture in the algorithmic game theory community unfavorably to that of the game theorists in the economics community.