Unanticipated uses


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Now that people have economical access to large amounts of storage on the iPod new uses are emerging.

Ratib and his programming partner Dr. Antoine Rosset set about developing a software application that uses the iPod and other off-the-shelf Macintosh equipment to manipulate, manage, and move medical imaging data between departments and workstations. [Of MRIs and iPods]

Reading this I was reminded of Derek Morrison’s nice piece in his blog a while ago about the ‘filling station’:

What’s kind of interesting here is that we, perhaps, have an emergent model in which various sites on the internet become almost like resource ‘filling stations’ for mobile multi-function devices. [Auricle]


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