Yo; Biologists need software, not metaphor snipes

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Tue Mar 23 14:03:04 EST 1993

J Preiss--Seq Anal (preissj at EDU.MSU.CL.CLVAX1) wrote:
: [...]
: introducing the tools I need.  I thaught this question might generate more
: querries and inspiration for the computer jocks out there to help us bio
: jocks.
: 	Instead, we have gotten a rather pathetic series of snipes and jokes
: about some silly metaphores.  I have no interest in these.

Well, Leonard I found the comment about bad-marketing appropriate to
the discussion and I disagree with you.  Far too often I see the blind
leading the blind using expensive commercial computer software that is
not really appropriate for the task, written by people who have little
or no knowledge of the problem domain.

Most of the comments I have seen on this thread actually relate to the
_cost_ of software rather than its features or availability and I think
that indicates the problem many of us have in justifying our need for
new software. 

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