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Blogging the BIO

BIO 2005 has joined the blogging business. A web log for the event at the Convention Center is online, offering recaps of the days' news. The reporting, mostly by Pradip Banerjee, is sunny. One feature stands out: the Top 10 of swag.

Blogging the BIO

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BIO 2005 has joined the blogging business. A web log for the event at the Convention Center is online, offering recaps of the days' news. The reporting, mostly by Pradip Banerjee, is sunny. One feature stands out: the Top 10 of swag.

Louisiana is tossing beads. Maryland is throwing Frisbees. The friendly lawyers at Edwards & Angell have magnetic desk toys for you. Dyax is offering something called sticky lungs. Philadelphia is giving away the home addresses of animal-rights activists. Actually, the Select Greater Philadelphia org has put its faith in the Slinky. We are serious about the sticky lungs.

One stick-in-the-mud, Philip Kaplan, writes: wow - this whole biotech thing is really starting to mimic the dotcom shenanigans of the late 90's right down to the cheezy giveways. I have a slightly used kozmo.com backpack available if anyone is interested.

I'm heading out to watch the fun - protesters, conventioneers, skate rats. Will look for Pesky Apostrophe, who's got a Mrs. Robinsonesque thing for 'boarders.

Barry Mitchell
Posted 06/21/2005 12:39:33 PM
Dan I'm begging you, stay out of Center City with those nutty protesters. Don't be a hero big guy. Probably be like Chicago 1968. If only Frank Rizzo were still alive...

More importantly, thank god I'm not the only guy that loves Doritos. And Raisin Bran. Yes, Kellog's not Post. And why are they both called Raisin Bran?

Admired Reagan, not crazy about Bush, have no WMD. Join the club my friend...

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Daniel Rubin is a columnist and The Inquirer's director of social media. Since joining newspaper as a staff writer in 1988, Daniel Rubin has reported from Mayfair to Macedonia, 27 countries in all. He has been the European Correspondent for Knight Ridder Newspapers and for two years he sat at home and wrote Blinq, the paper's first daily blog. Dan began newspaper work in Norfolk and Louisville, Ky., after getting his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Northwestern University. He has lived in all four commonwealths, most recently in Pennsylvania. He teaches urban journalism at the University of Pennsylvania

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