On Tue, 16 Jul 2002 04:05:01 GMT, JEDilworth
<bactitech at nospamhortonsbay.com> wrote:
>I remember that one of my professors, a newly minted Ph.D. in Micro, was
>doing some kind of work in "outer space microbiology" way back in 1968.
Many people back then worked with NASA or one of the subcontractors
e.g., the Vitek computer/robot microbial identification systems for
NASA. I was a guest lecturer for the Vitek Corporation, including
some international lectures, because they are now owned by a French
company and they have a lot of systems in Europe. They have a system
built for the ISS. I am not sure if it is installed yet. Yet have
and have had several systems built to go on Mars missions.
>I have a Yahoo Micro continuing education group. I have over 100
>members, but the only one that seems to post is me 95% of the time.
>You're right - micro people just aren't chatty.
I am not sure why. I know a lot of microbiologists read these groups.
As far as I know, the ratio of readers to posters is 10:1 in evomech.
It sure keeps the uninformed flaming down. Informed flaming is, of
course, welcome :-) -- critical analysis. Some of the mild forms of
flaming can actually stimulate thinking too, as this thread proves.
>Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)
I wish you good luck getting people to participate in your discussion
group. I find discussion groups such as yours are better than NGs
because of the more informed content and less arguing about basic
Thank you for participating in this thread.