ACM forum

  title={ACM forum},
  author={Robert L. Ashenhurst},
Taulbee Survey Report I was disappointed in the report by David Gries on the 1984-1985 Taulbee Survey (Communications, October 1986, pp. 972-977). Although it was well presented, reasonably laid out and, most likely, accurate, it was not useful information. Data in this form need commentary to become information. I often hear of “industry eating its own seed corn” in reference to the hiring of Ph.D.‘s away from academia, and of a shortfall in Ph.D.‘s for computer science overall. I jumped at…