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Scientists are not “alpha geeks”

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Many if not most scientists are experienced users of computers and the internet, and use email or public databases such as Pubmed on a daily basis. But few scientists regularly use Web 2.0 tools (…)

Even among those scientists open to blogs, wikis, etc., not everybody wants to follow every technology trend. This could simply be because that would take too much time, but most people probably just don’t care that much about technology. (…)

One easy solution would be to simply wait 10-20 years until most senior scientists are digital natives (those that have grown up with digital technology such as computers, the Internet or mobile phones), but that seems to be an awfully long time for something this important (…)

Fenner, Martin. How to close the digital divide among scientists. Posted on Sunday 14 of June 2009. online: http://network.nature.com/people/mfenner/blog/2009/06/14/how-to-close-the-digital-divide-among-scientists

Written by hbasset

June 23, 2009 at 7:06 pm

Posted in Science 2.0

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