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- Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
I love the internet: it is a useful tool to obtain music, films, and research papers and for sending messages. But I hate its latest manifestations, such as social networking, and I can’t be bothered to tweet twaddle. As for Facebook, I am lucky, because I have three actual friends and no interest in 1000 virtual ones. Technology is now a weapon to assault traditional social interactions and to undermine the fundamental importance of eyes and ears to assess honesty.
Likewise I loved early medical computing software: legible, searchable, auditable, and then paperless. These quick small programs on …