26 September 2009

What's wiki got to do with medicine?

The idea of cutting off blood flow to tumors and using 'diplomacy' to convince cancer cells to listen to the better angels of their nature are like the 'soft security' and 'human engineering' schemes used to protect wikis from vandalism. The run counter to the scorched earth policy of killing all cancer cells. But medicine is now looking to solutions in epigenetic therapy and other methods, which attempt to negotiate with disease instead of destroy it.

We're so used to locks and gates, slings and arrows, we forget other ways.

05 September 2009

A useful poke

I am trying to use Facebook more. I do not have a lot of use for the "poke" tool, which seems a bit childish. I wonder if it would be good to use the Poke method for content? What if you sent someone a book you thought they should read or you wanted to discuss. Sent a link to an ebook? Then they didn't reply. You might poke them about that post of content, not just generally?

01 September 2009

My hands are small, I know

My hands are small, I know
But they're not yours, they are my own
But they're not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken
--Jewel, Hands, Spirit