And Praying to the God of Technology is Bad Because...? | GenomeWeb

At In the Pipeline, Derek Lowe takes a walk down memory lane -- the late '80s and early '90s -- of the biopharma industry, when computers were considered a luxury and data sharing meant one person hoarding the goods on a mainframe. He talks of the "Bare Desk Era" at his first company, when no computers were official policy and registering new chemical compounds was done with pencil and paper and interoffice mail.

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