Thursday, August 07, 2008

Welcome to the World of...Yesterday

You can use some fancy words to say some pretty unfancy things.
Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has saved the equivalent of 4,000 emergency department staff hours per year with an internal Star Trek-style wireless voice communicator.
Whoa! Star Trek is coming true. Or, well...
The department's doctors, nurses, ward clerks, bed managers and medical secretaries all use the devices to contact other staff by stating their name or function.
Oh, voice dial. Yep. Even my cheapo cellphone apparently has that. Way to keep up, guys.

I bet it doesn't do anything like the Star Trek communicators.


At 3:08 AM, August 08, 2008 , Blogger Nick Milne said...

Well, yesterday is two days ago's tomorrow, so it's not all bad. We're just ahead of the curve, I guess.

And yeah, not very much like Star Trek, though if it differs in any way it's probably for the better. The only advantage the Star Trek style communicators have over our own is range, at present, and since we don't have anyone off-world (that we know of OH NOES) that's not a big concern.


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