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Addictive technologies lurking.

Dear Randy,

I am not exactly a "power user" when it comes to scientific computing; however, I continue my subscription to Scientific Computing just to catch your column. I had no idea that the December 2005 issue would be a bonus round. Your second piece reviewing addictive technologies was particularly well done. Keep up the good work.

DWAYNE, PH.D. ImQuest BioSciences


I humbly thank you for the compliment. My philosophy on dealing with an arcane subject such as laboratory informatics is to use my myriad of fife stories as a carrier wave for poignant project elements that can often spell disaster and doom for companies ... and I've seen my share.

Thankfully, I get a let of letters like yours, and I am delighted that, even if the point doesn't hit, the carrier wave at least gives you some entertainment, and also may cause you to look twice at the subliminal messages. I am reminded about a guest who is attending a party in the book, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, whereby the main character is explaining why this eccentric guy is at this big party "... because it would never occur to him that he shouldn't be here." Crazy as these stories sometimes seem, it would never occur to me that they wouldn't serve as a viable conveyance for the message, so please stay with us.

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Title Annotation:LETTERS
Publication:Scientific Computing
Article Type:Letter to the Editor
Date:Feb 1, 2006
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