Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Call me crazy...

...but I don't think of the employees of the Chemical Abstracts Service as faceless (or noseless or mouthless, anyway):
















(from an e-mail for SciFinder training.) 

15 comments:

  1. As a CAS employee, yes, I have a nose. Soul, perhaps not, but I definitely have a nose.

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  2. I have no mouth yet I must scream...

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  3. faceless minions - Yes, I would expect nothing more

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  4. John Steed and Emma Peel would immediately identify the CAS employee as a female Cybernaut.

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  5. Clearly this is an instance of the Helvetica Scenario.

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  6. SciFinder is a great tool but it causes lot of damage to practicing organic bench chemists. Any Tom, Dick and Harry (read-biologists)can do the search routinely and they start to give you suggestions! That has been my experience with many collaborators. My attempts to tell them that "this reaction is not that simple or ideal in our system/molecule" falls by the way side. Years of experience in practicing organic chemistry is not good for the biologists with whom I interact. They trust SciFinder more!

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    1. It's no different from Google in that regard.

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  7. I think real take home point here is "Work without goggles and out of the hood and your face will get that color".

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    1. It ain't easy being green.

      CAS is just proving they don't discriminate against zombies or the alternately-living.

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  8. Hey, weren't those alien hunter dudes from X-Files mouthless?

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    1. The CAS-Files....

      The truth is out there.

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    2. Had that though, but they were eyeless. Neo was mouthless for a second, but CAS guys are no Neo.

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    3. I was right! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Facelessrebel.jpg

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  9. SciFinder really takes be quiet in the library to extremes

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  10. You're Crazy!

    Blind, deaf, and dumb am I ~ 'Cause I'm a CAS-SciFinder guy.

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