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Friday, February 10, 2006

Now listen to your HC2006 blog

Now you don't even have to read the HC2006 blog - you can listen to it via podcast. As one of several experiments we will be trying out, to explore and expand the use of new tools on the HC2006 blog (, we have added a Blog2podcast, or Feed2podcast, capability. You will find the buttons towards the bottom of the righthand colummn on the HC2006 blog.

We have also added Talkr (, creating an individual audio file for each post (doesn't work for comments - yet); see the 'Listen to this article' link at the end of each post.

Please test them out and let us know what you think; we will be refining the functionality over the next few days.

In coming days, we will also be adding a number of other ways of listening to and interacting with the blog; some of these will be 'homegrown' (and so as 'beta with nappies' versions may be a little quirky) and some will test out some of the existing tools.

Two more 'world firsts' for HC2006? - we don't think this has been done for a health informatics conference before. If we as health informaticians do not explore the possibilities of these technologies, the tech-savvy 'new blood' we need to recruit will see the profession as irrelevant dinosaurs.

Peter Murray

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