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Deep Impact

Medical Product Manufacturing News (MPMN) released it's "Top 25 over the Last 25 Years". The list is subject to debate, but serves as solid retrospective of the impact of technology on the delivery of healthcare over the span of a quarter-century ... worth a read!

Added by Clymer/JR on December 16, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Blue Oceans

Wow. Who would have thought that Apple would dethrone Microsoft in the category of market capitalization. They did just that! For Apple 'followers', who have always seen Microsoft through some Manichean prism, this event takes on religious proportions. For the rest of us Apple admirers (who don't rely on anti-psychotic meds to get through the day), however, this is noteworthy for what it reveals about… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on June 7, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Leapin' Androids

Following up on Conrad Clyburn's post earlier this week, read eWeek's analysis of the current leap in sales for the Android platform, and projections for its future competitiveness in the "smart-phone" marketplace.

PS. No sooner do I digest the above, than…

Added by Clymer/JR on May 13, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Calls on the Cheap

Like the PC mag article states "No one should be paying for long-distance calls anymore". This piece is simply a good review of the various offerings out there, most of which simply require a broad-band connection, and utilize VOIP. THERE ARE NO BAD CHOICES!

Added by Clymer/JR on May 7, 2010 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Nonpareil (Video length = 60 minutes)

Apple has had one incredible week. First the iPad release has exceeded market predictions. I've been somewhat skeptical, but the more I see & hear of this device, the more I think they may have another tiger by the tail. Time will tell.

If that weren't enough, now comes the…

Added by Clymer/JR on April 9, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Spot of Tea?

Taking care of two aging parents, or having too much idle time ... feel…


Added by Clymer/JR on April 4, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

iPad "Unplugged"

Well, the news is out. After months of conjecture, and amidst a veritable market frenzy over the last few days, Apple® finally revealed details on its slate platform, dubbed iPad. You can view a promotional video, available on the corporate web site. Knowing how the company's forays into laptop… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on January 27, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Nexus One

After a protracted period of company 'denials' that Google was in the hardware business, the Nexus-One is finally here. As the review in PC mag reveals, there is much to like about this new phone, even when compared to other Android devices, but it is a long way from the "second coming". Potential buyers might be best to delay purchase until support issues are resolved, and relationships with wireless carriers… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on January 16, 2010 at 11:22am — No Comments

'Deep Impact'

FierceHealth publishes their rendition of the 5 stories with the greatest impact on Healthcare IT over the last decade. Agree or not with the editors' prioritization, none can characterize any of their 5 issues as trivia or fluff. It all makes for an interesting retrospective, with implications for the decade ahead.

Added by Clymer/JR on December 21, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Facts Are Stubborn Things

There is no more hotly contested issue now than "healthcare reform". Like apple pie, everybody rallies around the concept, but there is striking division over what constitutes "healthy" reform. Beyond the arguments over the merits of the current bill (whatever that happens to be today), is the green eye-shade claim of deficit neutrality, something most people (for good reason) simply are not buying; they smell what is under the rug. Many peer right through the CBO flim-flam… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on December 16, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Poorly Kept Secret

Despite many deals with Cell carriers, most recently Verizon and its successful Motorola Droid™, all indicators point to a Google branded cell phone, monicker 'Nexus One', running the most recent release of Android™ (v2.1). You can read the latest posting about the "hardware that isn't". Although there have been many pretenders to Apple's… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on December 16, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Chrome (Mac) At Last

For those Macintosh users waiting for Google Chrome (Mac), your wait is over. You can download today. I've tried it, but it's too early to offer an opinion. I'm sure we'll be seeing reviews from the 'Mac Press' in the next few days.

Added by Clymer/JR on December 8, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment


There is no dearth of hospital "scorecards" being distributed annually; some are more credible than others by way of their reproducible and rigorous methodology. The Leapfrog Group is a serious participant in this analytical space. Today, Leapfrog released its 2009 selections for best US hospitals. Their survey (found at is the only… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on December 4, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Friendship Strained ???

Apple and Google are much alike. There is a natural kinship, with very similar corporate cultures. But ... something of late has been changing. Recent events suggest a major rift may be developing, with a "touch" of national politics being injected into the mix. PC magazine reports on the latest.

Added by Clymer/JR on August 5, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

More Chrome

Google has finally confirmed a 2010 release of its Chrome OS. Not simply a browser any longer, Chrome represents an open source Linux based architecture which scales upward from netbooks to desktops, and downwards to provide some overlap to its smartphone platform, Android. With Windows 7 gaining such good press, it can only be beneficial to… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on July 10, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Simply Pre(cious) Chapter 2

As many of you know, there is a lot of buzz over Palm®'s anticipated update into the smartphone market. Dubbed the Pre™, it boasts unique features that are bound to give Apple®'s iPhone a run for it's money. Reports now suggest that Palm® will be the first to deploy wireless charging as a Pre™ option. Based on electromagnetic induction, this technology has, in fact,… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on May 12, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cadillacs to Yugos

The New York Times reports (7May09) on current proposals for providing medical insurance to those presently without a plan. One scheme in particular involves taxing "Cadillac" programs to fund government subsistence level coverage for others. On its face, this concept has classic 'income redistribution' all over it. In a curious way, though, it does have the 'virtue' of imputing market value to a huge… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on May 8, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Bluetooth Rocks

eWeek reports on the 22Apr09 announcement of the pending release of a new Bluetooth standard - v3.0. This new version will increase the maximum wireless throughput from 3mb/sec to 23mb/sec. “Utilizing the 802.11 radio was a natural choice as it provides efficiencies for both our members and consumers — members get more function out of the two radios they are already… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Simply Pre(cious)

It's been a while since Palm® has "knocked our socks off". The wait may have been worth it. The company, in partnership with Sprint®, will shortly be releasing its next-gen smartphone, dubbed the Pre™. It was the 2009 recipient of the best at CES award (see video). Positive… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 28, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments


Wrap your mind around this single but not isolated discovery: "1.9 million infected computers controlled by cybercriminals". "According to reports, the nearly two million bots include machines in 77 government domains in the US, UK and other countries. The size of the network would make it possibly the largest botnet under the control of cyber-thieves". This notice from Finjan speaks for itself. The concept of… Continue

Added by Clymer/JR on April 23, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

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