Technology Improves Things and Complicates Them: Part II

Using my new digital camera has caused problems similar to any new laboratory informatics system that does more than the old one. In the first part, I described how the new technology enabled me to do more than I could, previously, but how it caused new problems. In this 2nd installment, I will talk about the issues of using the information.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

In Boston, Laboratory Informatics is Important, but People Still Matter

While social networking sites continue to grow and be important in our work, they do not replace the importance of our human interactions, nor are they truly meant to. In fact, some would argue that the on-line networking helps illuminate the fact that we still need and desire to meet to speak in-person.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

Technology Improves Things and Complicates Them: Part I

Using my new digital camera has caused problems similar to any new laboratory informatics system that does more than the old one. In this first part, I will describe how the new technology enabled me to do more than I could, previously, but how it caused new problems. In the 2nd installment, I will talk about the issues of using the information.

Gloria Metrick
GeoMetrick Enterprises
http://www.GeoMetrick.com/

ALA Founder Has Passed Away

Tony Beugelsdijk was one of the three founders of ALA (Association of Laboratory Automation) ( http://www.labautomation.org/ ), which is an international organization devoted to laboratory automation, founded in 1996 and home of the annual conference, LabAutomation. He passed away on Friday, August 21st. A memorial web-site has been created where you can leave your tributes and … Read moreALA Founder Has Passed Away