Arguably, since the arrival of the fad of working with innovative companies, whose only purpose is to make money, the NRC has lost the edge it had in pure research, where it made contributions in atomic energy, computer animation, among other fields.

Pure research is just that, pure. John Polanyi, one of Canada's two Nobel Laureates, the other being Gerhard Hertzberg, has been interviewed saying just this.

Merely one of the victims of the trend to the American Model of doing things, so-called Americanization.

An ugly word, that. One more link in the Chains of Doom.

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