In what will almost certainly be viewed as a gaff, or in 80s movie sidekick terminology, a “grade-A all-time bone-head move,” the University of Florida is gutting their computer science department. Almost any research being done in the computer science department has been halted. They will be teaching only, which doesn’t seem like a big deal at first, but there is a significant amount of research done at the university level that will not be possible now. Without new developments in computer science, we wouldn’t have access to new technologies like touchscreens, solid-state drives, and cloud computing. In a time when technology is one of the only industries still growing in the US and creating new jobs, it’s odd for a university to drop support like this.
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