U.S. refugee policy dates to the end of World War II. During the 1930s and 1940s, the nation turned away thousands of Jews fleeing the Third Reich, even though our immigration quotas remained unfilled. Politicians justified their actions by arguing that German spies and subversives might be hiding among the refugees, but anti-Semitism was the more likely motivation for American neglect.
All the key players are now in place to make the post-antibiotic world a reality. If MRC-1 [a gene mutation resistant to drugs] becomes global, which is a case of when not if, and the gene aligns itself with other antibiotic resistance genes, which is inevitable, then we will have very likely reached the start of the post-antibiotic era. At that point if a patient is seriously ill, say with E. coli, then there is virtually nothing you can do.
I have quite belatedly discovered the Zen-like joy of using Inbox by Google. It’s got all the ‘infrastructural’ benefits of Gmail with an interface that keeps information brutally streamlined and efficient.
When I was scouting around for a Gmail alternative, a different interface wasn’t what I had in mind. But that’s what I have ended up with. (For now.)
You cannot evolve an intelligent sample inside a simulation whilst keeping that simulation hidden indefinitely.
From presentations to prototypes, Keynote has proven to be an extremely flexible tool for me in many different scenarios. And now Linda Dong has used Keynote to generate a sweet looking Flash-in-the-late-90s style motion video.
I seriously do think that a USB Flash drive and Keynote are the MacGyver-ian digital design equivalents of a paper clip and duct tape.