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Teaching the new media ways

Teaching the new media ways

When does education stifle or retard technical and usage innovation? I am not sure, but it is something that I have been thinking more about over the past several months. The United States has been a hotbed of technical innovation, and many people I speak have a growing concern that we are losing our edge. Have we become over confident and lost the burning desire to innovate or does a generation simply need to absorb the changes and prime society for another creativity and innovation…

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How close are you to having everything online?

How close are you to having everything online?

I sleep well at night knowing that virtually all of my personal information is stored online.  Really, the only personal data that is not permanently stored online are my photo albums and my music collection.  However, these files are backed up nightly to a remote online server (iDrive).  I know that I can move the last of my data online without too much effort, but I really do not see a benefit. I sleep better knowing that my documents are stored on some of the best storage arrays, operated…

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Cautious, Over Cautious, or Just Plain Scared?

Cautious, Over Cautious, or Just Plain Scared?

I think that I am like the majority of people who are not comfortable in new situations. I tend to avoid the completely unknown, cautiously tread forward if I have a little guidance, and rush forward if I know what to expect based on experience. This pattern must change as I plan to continue to advance my career. I have been actively working on changing my thoughts and actions to make me more outgoing. I have been forcing myself into…

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Frustrations! Pharma (big or small) is not casue of all evil in the world!

Frustrations! Pharma (big or small) is not casue of all evil in the world!

As most of the friends know, I work for a late stage pharmaceutical development company. I love my job and I love this industry. This is the first job that I have ever held where it could have meaningful life-altering impact on peoples lives. However, I am getting frustrated that people equate Pharmaceutical companies with “just another money grubbing corporation that only sees patients as walking dollar signs”. This sentiment was expressed directly to me four times in the last…

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