There are lots of claims to the ‘thing that the Internet was invented for.’ My current nomination for winner is this post by Sir John Gurdon winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine this week.
He had to wait 53 years to win a Nobel prize and to be fortunate enough that the Internet had been invented to finally get this off his chest. A close second is this Moth talk by Paul Nurse (another British Nobel prize winner in medicine).
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You could go two ways with Gurdon’s case: (1) Professor who wrote that assessment was clueless, (2) A kick in the butt was what John needed at the time and made him go on and prove everybody his worth. Considering he kept that note over all these years, I believe (2) is not just a distant possibility.