Neuron Culture

Archives for December, 2006

Chris Anderson, editor of Wired and author of The Long Tail, recently raised some juicy issues about bringing a Media 2.0 sort of transparency to a Media 1.0 (okay, Media 1.4) “traditional” magazine like Wired. His proposals address questions that I, as a writer mainly in 1.0 venues like print magazines and books, have been…

from Furious Seasons ______________________________ In my preceding post, about Eli Lilly pressing primary-care physicans to prescribe the antipsychotic drug Zyprexa for elderly dementia, I meant (but forgot) to mention a blog that is following the much wider Zyprexa saga of which this “Dementia is the message” scandal is only a small part. The eminently readable…

Big Pharma Out of Bounds Again

I try to keep on top of controversies about drug companies, but lately it’s hard to keep up with all the latest revelations and laundry spills — and to wrap your head around the variations. Today the New York Times reports that Eli Lilly mounted an organized effort to convince doctors to prescribe its powerful…

my fiddle, trying to get atop a Beethoven Trio __________________________________________________________________ The last month or so I’ve been pondering what to photograph, as I walk around town, to convey the disturbing wierdness of the weather we’ve had these last months in Vermont. I live in Montpelier, which is the nation’s smallest state capital and generally one…