I'd Settle for 0.1%

This post originally appeared on the Software Carpentry website.

In a recent article about computational thinking, Carnegie-Mellon's Jeannette Wing says:

...every scientific directorate and office at the National Science Foundation participates in the Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation, or CDI, program, an initiative started four years ago with a fiscal year 2011 budget request of $100 million. CDI is in a nutshell "computational thinking for science and engineering."

0.1% of that would keep Software Carpentry going for another year... Or if I'm allowed to be a curmudgeon for a moment, hands up those people who believe that $100 million is going to do 1000 times more for science and engineering than another year of work on these materials? *sigh*

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