The fact that the genetic code can simultaneously write two kinds of information means that many DNA changes that appear to alter protein sequences may actually cause disease by disrupting gene control programs or even both mechanisms simultaneously.
-“Scientists discover double meaning in genetic code”, UW Today
Ever since my child was born on November 1, I have been fascinated by her and the fact that she grew from cells to a human being in nine months. Add to that the fact that I am a technologist and the findings by University of Washington are right up my alley. Within the technical support field, problems—like diseases—can have many causes, one of which could be programs attempting to write to the same system memory or running out of usable memory entirely; seems like our understanding of the human body is getting more and more like that of a computer with every new discovery.
Did the Internet community peak at bookmarks? Asked in a different and perhaps more complete way: just as technologies like RSS and email in their purest forms are hard to beat even as technology marches forward, what better technology exists to keep track of information on the ever-expanding Internet than bookmarks? Taken a step further, what better way to share the bookmarked information than a site of your own? As such, I‘ve been reading, which is why I write now.
Working in and having a passion for libraries, I am struck by the fact that the way bookmarks work in the physical world is not directly analogous to bookmarks in the digital world. Bookmarks in the digital world are instead like dog-eared pages or highlighted passages; if you think of the Internet as a single tome, that is. In any case, anything that moves you to deface a book should probably be shared or become immortalized in some other way than just a reference for a future version of yourself.