It's good to know that other people's minds wander during talks at conferences, too. At What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate, Neil Saunders tells us what he was thinking during some zone-outs at ComBio this year: one, that computational biologists consider information to be communally shared, not proprietary; and two, bioinformaticists need to have a variety of projects in order to be most productive.

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