from the command-line to medical imaging, on any desktop
Jul 02, 2019
3:10 AM EDT
|I did that command-line hacking in 1986. In 3 months, I grokked MS-DOS directories well enough to translate it to MacOS. Backslash became colon. 'Nuff said, I think.
So, fast-forward to today. I had a C-T scan of my torso, with vascular contrast to highlight blood flow. (I'm fine.)
30 years ago, a pulmonary embolism probably would have killed me. But, here I am.
20 years ago, a 3-D medical image was very high-tech. But my desktop is now, "very high-tech." Today, we have a plethora of programs to analyze our medical images. I now sit here, looking at my C-T scan in 3-D, at the four clots that were in my lungs, just a few weeks ago.
If any of you know a technophobe or twelve, feel free to show them this comment. Maybe even read it aloud to them. And then be ready to help them navigate a new cyber-world.
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ might be a good place to start.
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