An Irish university lecturer, Sean O Nuallain has launched an attack on Irish government policy with respect to the software industry at a lecture in UC Berkeley. He is a visiting lecturer at Stanford University. According to ENN UC Irvine plans to invite him to repeat the same lecture.
Apparently Sean reckons that the Media Lab Europe project was a bit of a waste of money and that the Digital Media Hub hasn’t been very successful. I don’t know where he could have gotten those ideas.
Sean O Nuallain lectures computer science in DCU as his day job. He also has an MSc in psychology and has written a book called The Search for Mind, which as I recall from my psychology and philosophy days is pretty well regarded. He’s also written a book called Being Human: the search for order. He also works with a research group called Nous Research. Sounds like an interesting guy.