I came across this interesting blog post by Juan Carlos Lopez, the editor of Nature Medicine.
The story began at the last Icing Age, many eons ago. When vacating the premises, residents of an apartment in Brookline left behind a tube of Red Icing. Last week, the second Icing Age began, with the discovery of the discarded tube by our roommate Bettina. Subsequent carbon dating, and name analysis revealed that one of our ancient ancestors by the name of Betty Crocker had created this concoction. During the course of the week, Bettina decided to bake a cake for her labmates and it was suggested by a worldly soul (ahem ahem) that she use the historically important icing because, “after all, it’s only sugar and some chemicals, how can it possible go bad”. Other roommates opposed the stand taken by this worldly soul (ahem ahem), and eventually the idea of using the icing was discarded by the wayside. *sniff sniff*
…. i’m hoping some of my work can be a “cog” in the big picture wheel when we “gear” up to upgrade to “Personalized Medicine” from your run-of-the-mill average Joe medicine. And I have to hand it to the Prez Bush for pushing and passing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 Well, it’s a small step and i’m hoping to ride the wave when this storm comes ashore 🙂
I am now testing out this Chrome thingy to see what the fuss is all about. Significantly faster browser load time, page load time, flash load times, even when I run it on my office computer through theVPN on my ancient home computer (as I’m doing now). Given that I am a fanatical user of the Windows Task Manager (i just like ending processes!), the browser task manager felt like a cool trick. As was the pull out tab to a new window idea. I didn’t take long to move to Mozilla from IE, when Firefox was noticably better. Only Time will shine the light on this Chrome 🙂