Alec : Have you been following this debate about how far the industrial scientist is free?
Peter : ----
Alec : You clearly have been following the debate.
Peter : Yes, I have; and it's all very disturbing.
A) No I haven't. What's been happening?
B) I think you mean not free. He's hired for a particular job and the data obtained becomes the property of the company that pays for the research.
C) I read something about in the newspaper last week, and then forgot all about it.
D) There's been a lot about it on the TV recently, but as it doesn't concern us, I've rather ignored it.
E) A good scientist is always free. It is only the second-rate ones who complain and feel they are being ill-treated. I'm quite out of sympathy with the whole issue.