Earlier this week it was my privilege to chair a tutorial session at Bio IT World on Web 2.0 in science. The term “Web 2.0” has become burdened in recent months with an unfortunate combination of hype and cynicism. But it is the fate of influential ideas to be misunderstood, and despite their slightly nebulous nature, I find that Web 2.0 themes help a lot in thinking about how to get the most out of our new online environment. Lucky for me, then, that we had a dream-team panel of experts to explain what it’s all about. Read more
This week’s Nature, which has just landed on my desk (yup, I still like to see the dead-tree version , is a special issue on scientific computing. It’s well worth a read, and all the relevant articles are freely available. Read more
We were very lucky a couple of weeks ago to have David Lipman, director of the NCBI, come to visit us in London. David was kind enough to give a talk to assembled NPG staff. Here are my notes: … Read more
This week’s Nature has a good editorial and series of articles (1|2|3|4) on science in the web age. Read more
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"Nascent Web publishing efforts have their genesis in a burning need to say something, but their ultimate success comes from people wanting to listen, needing to hear each other’s voices, and answering in kind."
Rick Levine, The Cluetrain Manifesto