March 05, 2004

Friday folderol

Krugman reviews the new books by Susskind and Phillips.

Wanna know what a chemist thinks of hydrogen fluoride? Try this. It's even worse than the hydrofluoric acid some of us may remember from high school chemistry classes.

The US Patent Office may get to keep all its fees, if this bill makes it through the Senate. It made it through the House by a whopping 379-28 vote. I wrote about this down here. The bill prohibits Congress from skimming the fees, as it has regularly been doing.

Posted by Linkmeister at March 5, 2004 01:48 PM

just curious. Do you have a scientific background? I work in a medical research library.

Posted by: cassie-b at March 5, 2004 02:05 PM

Nope. No background, but I've been doing research for a pharma company for about four years, and so I've absorbed a lot and acquired an point of view. ;)

Posted by: Linkmeister at March 5, 2004 02:37 PM