It may be tempting to wish for close relations of academia and industry, but we should be careful what we wish for. We should not immediately assume that the best case would be to have full concord of goals and work practices between academia and industry. To some extent, the two worlds are best left to their own purposes and tasks. Many academics would challenge the notion that schools should be more accommodating to workplaces, fearing that the curriculum might become dominated by the goals and practices of the workplace. Many academics also welcome some degree of distance for the critical stance it affords toward workplace practices that an informed (and socially attuned) rhetoric delineates.1