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Nick Genes
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The Last Social Network
We could have prevented a lot of damage and waste, with the "new" "social network" called Binky. Binky that dispenses with illusion that social networks give us useful information that we need to check frequently; Binky exists solely to pacify . But Binky's...
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Paul Ford's not sentimental
Well, when I was thinking up and writing my last post , Paul Ford was writing this , on the occasion of 20 years of blogging: I took it very seriously for many years and it earned me thousands of readers, thousands of emails, and tons of opportunity. It was...
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Housekeeping
Six (!) years ago I collected a lot of my writing from EPMonthly and Medscape, in links on Tumblr . I thought it looked pretty spiffy, and that I was establishing a beachhead on the next big platform. That didn't exactly work out. I had a Flavors.me splash ...
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One week in
I've commented before that politics is increasingly like sport - more and more we're just rooting for our side. Ultimately it means policy and ideas don't matter; only winning does. One side has already made this an explicit part of their strategy; they're ...
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The shape of things to come
What's Apple going to do in a few years, when smartphone technology plateaus, and people don't spring for an upgrade every 2-3 years? There's been speculation about a car , but I think the world's most profitable company isn't going to add much to its profi...
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Health IT, under attack
With the recent news of the WannaCry ransomware attack and how it particularly hurt UK hospitals, I figured it was appropriate to link to our writeup of An Academic Medical Center's Response to Widespread Computer Failure ( PubMed / ResearchGate ). This was...
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A year without blogging
It's not I've stopped writing - besides the peer-reviewed stuff there's articles and commentary at EPMonthly and Telemedicine magazine, tweets  @nickgenes , and the occasional piece for Medscape . But coming to blog at this site doesn't just feel like a cho...
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A year without blogging
It's not I've stopped writing - besides the peer-reviewed stuff there's articles and commentary at EPMonthly and Telemedicine magazine, tweets  @nickgenes , and the occasional piece for Medscape . But coming to blog at this site doesn't just feel like a cho...
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The spread
It's been more than fifteen years since hanging chads dominated discourse, but they made a big impression on me. No one had any idea what hanging chads were, or how they should be interpreted, before the 2000 Presidential election - but as soon as it became...
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#SAEM16 panels
SAEM's Annual Meeting is in New Orleans this year. While a lot has changed since San Diego, I'm fortunate to again be participating in several didactic sessions this week. The program is available online  - links to slides are forthcoming.  Tuesday @ 1:45pm...
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