Monday, October 03, 2005

Blogs and Nukes

On his way home from work one day, a head scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico stopped at a internet cafe and created a blog. He was trying to boost company morale by creating a medium where employees could discuss real problems that were going on within the lab. The blog created a lot more stir than that.
In addition to a possibility that the blog contributed to the resignation of the head director, the US Congress got ahold of the blog and saw it as a security threat. The situation is heightened by the idea that because these scientists work with nuclear technology, they are not supposed to have the everyman's gripe about the work place.
Although this is still under investigation, I think the blog brought the fact that the scientist are like everyone else. Much like the creator of the blog states, it has helped the laboratory address some issues and that was what it was for in the first place.

( "Los Alamos National Lab Blog Draws Ire on Hill"


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