April 10, 2007
Libraries and Technology: MedLine, circa 1978
Go ahead, tell me you miss the good old days. Here's a refresher:
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