Archive for May, 2006

Dictation? Get over it already!

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

I’m used to typing my medical records notes myself. Probably because I’m a pretty good touch typist, but there are other reasons, too. For one, I’m not used to dictating into a machine. It simply feels unnatural to me. It’s like having a stenographer on your lap, but without the advantages. Another reason is that […]

Google in your head

Sunday, May 21st, 2006

I was reading an article in New Scientist, the May 13 2006 issue, p 32-38, “The Incredibles”, about the enhancement of humans by biological and technical means. It’s all about how we are able to not only combat disease and reduce premature death, but how we are increasingly able to improve healthy human beings to […]

iTunes and your inner human, if any

Saturday, May 13th, 2006

My wife just asked me if I was thinking of another woman. Huh? Seems I was playing “She’s always a woman to me” by Billy Joel for the third or fourth time in a row on the stereo, and she was looking for a meaning to it. Actually, I was testing my new Airport Express […]