A look at how journalist see, and cover, the thimerosol question

One of my favorite shows on National Public Radio is the WNYC produced On the Media, which covers how the media covers and treats the various news stories of the week. In this vein is an article from the Columbia Journalism Review, posted in its entirety at Ginger’s Adventures in Autism, entitled Drug Test, by […]

How paranoid, er, security conscious, are you?

Just as there is a fine line between genius and madness, there is a fine line between appropriate security and paranoia. On which side of that line are you? Shred your sensitive personal documents before throwing them away? Appropriate security. Spread the shreds in the garden as mulch? Paranoia. Passwords on your home network? Appropriate […]

Vaccine-autism nexus denied (again)

The article Vaccine-autism nexus denied reports on the conclusions by the Cochrane Collaboration of a “scientific review of 31 select studies” into a connection between the MMR vaccine and autism (and other disorders): ‘We found no evidence that giving MMR causes Crohn’s disease and/or autism in the children that get the MMR,’ said Tom Jefferson, […]

What you get is what you see (yes, that’s what I meant to say)

From Jakob Nielsen is R.I.P. WYSIWYG – Results-Oriented UI Coming, a look at the possible (and, he argues, needed) demise of the What You See is What You Get (WYSIWYG) design for user interface. Unfortunately, we’ve now reached the limits of the current GUI paradigm. Displaying commands in menus, toolbars, and dialog boxes works with […]

If you’re in St. Louis next Tuesday…

… the St. Louis County Special School District is conducting an Autism / Asperger Resource Fair: Experts from SSD and organizations from around the state will provide guidance and materials on autism and Asperger syndrome. The fair will run from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at SSD Central Administrative Offices in rooms […]