Yo; Biologists need software, not metaphor snipes

J Preiss--Seq Anal preissj at CLVAX1.CL.MSU.EDU
Tue Mar 23 10:57:00 EST 1993


I recently saw this post asking what software do biologists need.  I thaught 
it was a great question.  I, for one, have posted software requests on this
net in hopes of someone out there noticing the market possibilities and 
introducing the tools I need.  I thaught this question might generate more
querries and inspiration for the computer jocks out there to help us bio
jocks.
	Instead, we have gotten a rather pathetic series of snipes and jokes
about some silly metaphores.  I have no interest in these.
	Can we please resume a discussion of what software is needed by 
biologists.  I can repost my previous requests for a plasmid drawing program
for IBM, and an inexpensive program to enter DNA sequence from autorads, into
GCG, from an inexpensive digitiser (video or scanner).  Software that currently
exists is often too big, expensive, and difficult to work with.  I would love 
to see some other biologists posting their requests, and would even more like
to see some computer programmers or software companies posting comments and 
more specific questions about particular requests that they would like to 
persue.  

	Dr. Leonard N. Bloksberg
	PreissJ at clvax1.cl.msu.edu
	Dept. of Biochemistry
	Michigan 
State University




















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