Archive for October, 2010


Posted October 6, 2010 By Jandy

Zero History by William GibsonCurrently I am reading William Gibson‘s Zero History. One of the major characters is a recovered drug addict. This character is getting ready to travel from London to Paris, wishing he had a book to read.

“He’d look for a book in Paris. Reading, his therapist had suggested, had likely been his first drug.”

I certainly know how he feels.

Today’s Chuckle

Posted October 5, 2010 By Jandy

Currently at work I am doing research on different genetic testing and cancer treatments. One common treatment appears to not be effective when a certain gene is present (this is what I gleaned from reading abstracts – but I’m not the doctor). I had to laugh at this wording:

“and seem to derive inferior therapeutic benefit from…”

Is inferior therapeutic benefit worse than no therapeutic benefit????