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April 10, 2007

Libraries and Technology: MedLine, circa 1978

Go ahead, tell me you miss the good old days. Here's a refresher:

Tame The Web: Libraries and Technology: MedLine, circa 1978

Yes, it was a giant leap forward from punch cards and teletype, but I'm happy that odds are I'll never need to see or use another piece of thermal paper for search results.

I'll forgo relating my recent attempts to explain print Index Medicus to a medical student. It's hard to describe in words her complete bewilderment at the whole concept.

Posted by janeblum at April 10, 2007 10:06 PM


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