Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rant

Consumerism in science is at an all time high now. I'm getting a bit tired of all these zillion kits in the market for doing an experiment. So many different kinds of kits/reagents with fancy names and wrapping. So much redundancy. Like entering an aisle with 200 kinds of cereal to choose from, I just want to do a simple experiment..I shouldn't be so overwhelmed with choices, have to read through the fine print, pay heed to the disclaimers and caveats, and feel so boggled. So much gloss. Long tutorials, webinars, "Field Application Scientists" come in and give long seminars and ply you with food and drink. But will not give straightforward answers. Big claims. I'd rather do things the good old home-made way, sometimes. Its harder to keep track of the goal when you get lost in these experimental details, sometimes limiting our experiment by what a kit can or can't do, or needs. We need to simplify doing experiments, not complicate.

/rant

1 comment:

la vida loca said...

same with my field as well.