I am interested in how the internet is changing the way we publish and communicate science. I write from the perspective of someone that consumes and sometimes produces science. Journal publishers, science librarians, patients and others will look at this topic from a different angle. This blog started as Publish or Perish 2.0, but I later changed the name to Gobbledygook. Mainly because I liked the word.
Of course I don't know. But I hope that I will not have to write blog posts that are evaluated, measured and put on a resumé similar to scientific papers now.
As a medical doctor in a university hospital I spend part of the day treating patients. I very much like the combination, but sometimes it is very exhausting. And research, both basic and clinical research, can lead into many dead ends. I've been there more than once.
Start a Web 2.0 company. Become a professional chef. Not really.
I wrote down some of my thoughts on this in the post Science blogging is the new email. Science blogging will be very common and at the same time very specialized. Some science bloggers will be able to make enough money to earn a living from it.
Many, many things. Most importantly, meeting a lot of very interesting people both online and in real life.
Fortunately not too often. When I sounded patronizing.
From an article in Cell by Laura Bonetta: Scientists enter the blogosphere.
Most of them don't know about my science blogging. The rest doesn't really care. I hope that will change in 5 years (see #5).
Only because blogging means something else to me and doesn't really count as work. I don't blog during work hours. And I blog for fun and not money.
There once was a doctor from Hannover,
it was cancer he tried to uncover.
Doing a mouse model was all the hype,
but instead of a phenotype,
all he got was a hangover.
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