Friday, November 28, 2008

Neil's bad habits!

Neil's practice of limiting his Google Shared Reader, an invaluable source, to a certain number of items has finally caught me out.

Neil, old chap, can you give me a link to the Scottish doctor who wrote on evidence based medicine. And, while I am at it, the blog that carried the Australian posters?

I understand why Neil limits rolling content. However, as a matter of general advice to all our colleagues. Do bookmark items that Neil spots when you see them. Otherwise you too might have to write a begging post!

8 comments:

Neil said...

Certainly, Jim.

1. Real World Medicine.

2. To Australia via the Suez Canal.

Jim Belshaw said...

Thank you, Neil. I think that you have actually created a monster here. It has become my single most important check point after google search itself, and not just because I want to check your comments on my posts!

Neil said...

Fortunately it keeps back entries, including ones I haven't picked, for as long as any of the several sites I have added send in feeds. There are between 800 and 900 posts in the works at the moment! I am sure none of us would cope if I shared them all. ;)

Jim Belshaw said...

Too bloody right!

But seriously, Neil, you have become web 2.0 in your own right. I find you a hard act to follow because you constantly spur me onto to new things!

Bobq said...

Just on evidence based Scottish doctors, perhaps the most famous is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who used to emphasise the importance of observation and evidence in medicine as a medical lecturer.

One of his favoured tricks was to take a beaker of foul tasting fluid, dip his finger into it, taste it, pull a face and then ask teh class to do the same. Only after they had all tasted the fluid did he take them to task for noticing that he had dipped one finger, but tasted another. Unlike them. :)

bobq said...

Of course, I meant NOT noticing.

Jim Belshaw said...

I loved your story, Bob!

Jim Belshaw said...

Neil, I have put up a post re our Scottish doctor - http://professionalservicesmanagement.blogspot.com/2008/11/scottish-doctor-reservations-about.html