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Regulating medical apps: which ones and how much?

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6009 (Published 08 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6009

Re: Regulating medical apps: which ones and how much?

Computers are paradoxical, because they are miraculous but ridiculous. They digitize data, but midgetize us. They measure numbers, but don’t treasure us. What should we do? We should distinguish between quantity and quality, because therein lies the difference between inanimate and animate. The miracle of life is immeasurable, and must be preserved and treasured.

Competing interests: I have a self-published e-book called "Peace Poetry & The LOVE Diet", which promotes peace, simplifies health, and demystifies addiction.

13 October 2013
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA