How is Twitter disrupting academia?

I think the more appropriate question is: Is Twitter really disrupting academia? 1. Twitter exists as a kind of parallel truth/falsehood mechanism, and it is encroaching on traditional academic processes, for better or worse. 2. Hypotheses blaming people or institutions for failures and misdeeds will be more popular on Twitter than in academia, but over […]

EMR: Drugmakers Turn to Data Mining to Avoid Expensive, Lengthy Drug Trials

At some point, it would make sense to “mine” the data from the EMR. Again, I am not contesting the claim to “short” the clinical trial process or commenting on its ethics. Lay press is clearly inadequate to layout nuances or highlights the decision making tree without the risk of oversimplification. EMR’s, however, require a […]

#Technology: Look to the fringes for the innovation that will shake up Big Tech

I agree with the author here: “Decentralisation” has been the rallying cry for opponents of today’s corporate tech power. It has, for instance, helped to drive the rise of cryptocurrencies, which at their heart are based on protocols that prevent any form of central authority. Meanwhile, Tim Berners-Lee, the British scientist who invented the world […]

How to spot dodgy academic journals

This is an interesting insight into the “industry” of publishing. As long as the usurious “article processing charges” exist for free peer review, it would hinder the publications from other parts of the world and would represent a vast gulf. For those coming on to publication for the “first time”, it would make it difficult […]

Cost of digital delivery in covid-era and an open ended proposal to create delivery mechanism based on Telegram

I have seen many webinars popping up and digital only conferences being staged for this year. Understandably so. Travel restrictions remain in place throughout the world, and policymakers are wary of introducing additional waves of the human-engineered Chinese virus. Professional organisations have scrambled to move to digital only presentations without in-person meetings for classroom teaching. […]