The Eclectic

Time moves in one direction, memory in another. – William Gibson

David the Lab Rat

Posted by David Leslie on May 7, 2005

There is no better way to spend a spring Saturday morning than chilling in Campbell Hall’s Endocrinology Lab as a test subject into the blood sugar impact that rasins have on a pre-diabetic.

Today was the control set with a 10oz bottle of glucose slamed down after a 10 hour fast. After that, I get my fingers pricked every 15 minutes for 2 hours and then 2 more times until we hit the three hour mark.

For most of the time, I chill by reading either 3 Days in August by Buzz Bissinger or Wired. But there is a PC with an Internet connection as well as a DVD player so I might bring a flix next time.

Wired’s interview with Thomas Friedman was chilling when he posed the question, “What would you rather be today.. a B student in NJ or a genius in Singapore”. Most would say genius in Singapore since data doesn’t care where you work, so long as you have the chops for the job. Makes me fear for what the labor market will be like for John.

Then their was his qoute from an unnamed CEO that “American feel high saleries are an entitlement. Now their going to have to earn those high saleries”. It’s always refreshing to have a multimillionair CEO tell me that I make too much money.

Just makes me sit back and wonder when not if we all wake up someday to a world that looks something like Walter Mosley’s Futureland?


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