Rheingold, Nelson, and Engelbart

Howard Rheingold has shared video of a backyard discussion he had with technology pioneers Doug Engelbart and Ted Nelson when they dropped by for dinner, along with Howard’s wife Judy and Nelson’s wife Marlene Mallicoat. Brief but intense discussion of the technology and the “packaging,” as Nelson calls it. Engelbart says “you can embrace all the knowledge there is in a flourish.”  Ten minutes or so into the discussion, there’s a conversation about the web and patient empowerment as Mallicoat talks about her experiences researching, and being treated for, lyme disease.

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  1. Mark Boguski says:

    Go to Resounding Health and simply enter “lyme” in the search box. Then select the casebooks tab and you’ll find all NIH gov’t info on Lyme Disease plus a custom casebook I prepared when our dog got Lyme (symptoms are VERY different than those in humans).

    Judy should have started with the gov’t info and then created her own casebook containing the results and commentary of her own online research. She could have then printed out her fully-annotated casebook as a PDF and taken it to her doc at Kaiser or just emailed him the link in advance of her appointment.

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