Ward Cunningham – What If Bacteria Designed Computers?

There is a pattern of successful technological innovations I can summarize the following way: there is a nerd engineer who actually invents something and builds the first functional prototype, and there is a geeky enough yo who recognizes the value of the prototype and makes the bigger money/fame/other beneficiaries out of it by turning it… Continue reading Ward Cunningham – What If Bacteria Designed Computers?

Towards Universal Online Laboratory Notebooks – in theory

Maxine Clarke, Nature’s blogactive and web-oriented Publishing Executive Editor blogged on has an interesting and opinionated editorial on Share your lab notes in Nature 447, 1-2 (3 May 2007). also available at Nautilus. Her The line of argument is: The use of electronic laboratory notebooks should be supported by all concerned since they “contain data… Continue reading Towards Universal Online Laboratory Notebooks – in theory

Who is your favourite web celeb? (weekend off)

Forbes has another not too useful list on the top 25 web celebs. My favourite out of these persons is the guy on the picture: Jimmy Wales, the wiki(pedia) master. Why? First, as they wrote: “Only on the Web could an encyclopedia geek become a superstar.” That’s true. Second: Jimmy is an incredibly open minded… Continue reading Who is your favourite web celeb? (weekend off)

Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering Conference: Blog and Wiki

As I’ve mentioned before from tomorrow I will be at Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, at the Conference Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering, 28.10-2.11,2006 organized by the European Science Foundation. The official website of the conference is: http://www.esf.org/conferences/lc06213 In the IT sector it is more and more natural that a Conference has a wiki and… Continue reading Stem Cells in Tissue Engineering Conference: Blog and Wiki

Wiki possibilities for life (extension) sciences

Yesterday some friends and me organized a meeting where the speaker was the convincing Jimbo Wiki Wales, founder of Wikipedia. He told us about the overall wiki phenomena and his latest proposal the Campaigns Wikia website, which is about participatory politics made by web users and wiki software. I had a concrete campaign offer in… Continue reading Wiki possibilities for life (extension) sciences