Thursday, May 17, 2007

Dear Boston Globe: A 'mashup' is not a survey

I'm surprised that the Boston Globe would be so technologically uninformed that it would mistake a Google Maps search that anybody can do for a full-fledged survey on nanotech hotbeds.

Even if you believe the exaggeration that this is any kind of real survey, it is far from the first. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I used to be the news editor for Small Times Magazine, where we actually did the first-ever rankings of nanotechnology hotbeds.

One other mistake in the Globe article: The Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies does not "promote the benefits of nanotechnologies." It was formed as a kind of watchdog think-tank to make sure environmental and health risks are taken into account -- and proper regulations formed -- along the way to our inevitable nanotech future.

State rankings and quantum reality
Indigestible nanotech claim
Son of Massachusetts Miracle

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