Monthly Archives: August 2010

I pad, you pad, (s)he pads – we all pad

An iPad tsunami is upon us, judging by the number of articles about how the iPad is becoming the device of choice for reading, or raving about it in one way or another. iPad seems the wrong term judging by … Continue reading

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Digitising genetics

The Wellcome Trust will spend £3.9 million on a two-year pilot project – Modern Genetics and its Foundations. Drawing on the Wellcome Library’s rich collections, the project will digitise 1400 books on genetics and heredity published between 1850 and 1990, … Continue reading

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One for the word lovers

Wordnik is a word-lover’s delight. Its aim is: .bq to show you as much information as possible, as fast as we can find it, for every word in English, and to give you a place where you can make your … Continue reading

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Collaboratories and clubs

I first saw the word “collaboratory” in a special issue of Science magazine in 1993 that was devoted to scientific computing. This was relatively early Internet days when we still got excited about the numbers of computers hooked up to … Continue reading

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Genomics poetry competition

I was delighted to see a new poetry competition announced. I must confess that I am not a big poetry afficionado, but I think on balance it is a good thing and deserves to be encouraged. The Scottish Poetry Library … Continue reading

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