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Google Triplet Redux

April 9th, 2008 · 21 Comments

The damndest thing happened to me last week … somewhere I heard a repeat of an NPR story about Google Twins - people who share your name but who you have nothing else in common with.  It reminded me of a piece that I wrote on this blog a while back about being a “Google […]

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Tags: Internet · Media

I’m a Google triplet

March 21st, 2007 · 16 Comments

It dawned on me recently that I’ve had access to the internet for nearly 20 years.
20 years.
In 1987, not long after starting college at the University of Chicago, I began to explore the Unix systems and quickly learned that there was an enormous interconnected world of information to be tapped into. I […]

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Tags: Internet · Weirdness

Interesting Question …

March 11th, 2007 · 29 Comments

There was an interesting question asked of Randy Cohen, who writes The Ethicist in the New York Times Sunday Magazine:
I interview high-school seniors who apply to my alma mater. I routinely Google these students and discovered that one posted information on his blog that reflects poorly on him. May I ask him about the blog? […]

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Tags: Internet · Medicine · Privacy

Neurologists 1 - Internet 0

February 23rd, 2007 · 4 Comments

 Mrs. Blog, MD heard a story on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday and apparently thought about me, and my, er, thriftiness.
The story is about Dr. Michael Levy, a neurology resident at Johns Hopkins University, who apparently has made hobby out of getting all of the free stuff that internet pop-up ads promise you (e.g., free computer, […]

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Tags: Internet

Science on the Radio

September 12th, 2006 · 1 Comment

As I was doing my daily cell culture work, I had WBUR on the radio and heard three particularly good science and/or medicine-related stories.
First was an interesting piece on the potential for corporations outsourcing major surgeries for their insured employees to countries such as Thailand or India. Now, while this probably hasn’t happened much, […]

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Tags: Internet · Medicine · Science · Tidbits

Boundaries

February 26th, 2006 · 1 Comment

I love the internet. I stepped away from the computer to contempate ordering some Indian food and when I got back I an instant messages going from two patients and one most excellent stem cell transplant nurse, Jen Spencer (or, Nurse Spencer, as I’m fond of calling her).
Nurse Spencer took her leave […]

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Tags: Internet · Medicine