In Boston, we got a great meeting out of the Thermo Fisher Scientific presentation. As usual, my point is that, interesting as on-line discussions are, nothing replaces getting together in-person and hashing out the hot topics of the day. Some people came out of our meeting amazed at the information they got out of the discussions.
In my latest effort to get everyone interested in conferences, I’m going to tell you about the one from which I just returned.
Normally, we like to talk about doom-and-gloom, especially the stories where big companies go millions of dollars over budget with no laboratory informatics strategy implemented and the software often thrown away without being used. It seems to be human nature to look for the failures and talk endlessly about them. Today’s story is not like that.
Over the years, I’ve defended my trademarks as each occurrence has come up. However, this week, after speaking with my Trademark attorney, I have finally decided to apply to register my trademarks in the registration database. Although I’ve been using the trademark “Out on a LIMS” ™ since 2001, I have finally decided to make it easier for people to see that it is a “mark” and that it is currently in-use.
Are you so overwhelmed by the information you get that you end up reading nothing? If so, you’re not getting the value of our information age.
The other day, someone noticed that this blog, “Out on a LIMS,” does not come out daily. He said he’d like to see it daily and asked me why I don’t do that. In case you were wondering, too, here’s why.
Wondering what conferences people are attending? Here are a few. Take the poll and see which conferences other people in the industry are attending.
In Boston, we got a great meeting out of the LabWare presentation. As usual, my point is that, interesting as on-line discussions are, nothing replaces getting together in-person and hashing out the hot topics of the day. Some people came out of our meeting amazed at the information they got out of the discussions.
“Lab Manager Magazine” published two LIMS articles from me in their October 2009 issue. If you’re looking to purchase a LIMS (or an ELN), depending on what you’re looking for, these articles might be useful.
Are we headed toward more local conferences and exhibitions?