May 9, 2000
9:24 AM   Subscribe

I owe Dan Gillmor an apology, dammit. On April 1st, I blogged here at MeFi this story about Stanford filing an IPO as an example of a rather lame April Fool's joke. Well, it turned out to be a little closer to the truth than I thought.
posted by wendell (2 comments total)
No you don't.

I don't have any problem with the University, as a private organization, owning an equity interest in a company commercializing work done there.

The idea of *the college being owned*, which is what the original story suggested, is entirely another matter.

And, FWIW, I think it was a pretty decent AFJ... it was *just* credible enough to make you go hmmm... as the saying goes.
posted by baylink at 12:11 PM on May 9, 2000

For the record, Gillmor replied to my semi-serious apology e-mail: "Came as a surprise to me, too..."
posted by wendell at 2:01 PM on May 9, 2000

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