Tempus Fugit

Time Flies…

   Oct 31

We’re Being Superceded!!

Okay it’s not that bad…. with 339 days until final exams over I need not worry that I am obselete. Yet. But I was amused today whenst I ventured forth to Amazon.Com today to discover that it is now possible to purchase the Phillips Automated External Defibrillator* for use in your own home. I guess it’s a good thing, since as I understand it (and please correct me if I am wrong), electricity is one of the few things proven to save lives. And the crash to shock time can be the critical in deciding who will live and who will die. That’s why all airports, long-haul aircraft and football grounds have semi-automated defibs. And now it appears things are going one step further….into the homes of John and Jane Citizen.

I wonder how long it will be before they have DIY vasectomies or self-help books such as “The complete idiots guide to CABGs**” or “Sam’s teach yourself medicine in 24 hours”.

The mind boggles.

* for those learned readers out there who are currently going what the fuck is he on about?, a defibrillator is the device you see on TV shows which are used to shock people back to life….you know….”He’s in V-Fib, begin compressions and get me a milligram of epi STAT! let’s shock him…….Clear!…We’ve got sinus rhythm … blah blah blah blah”.

** CABG stands for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft. It’s where they take some blood vessles from elsewhere….e.g. your chest or your leg, and jury-rig your heart’s plumbing so that the blockages in your coronary arteries are bypassed. Pretty cool huh?

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One Comment

  1. Michael says:

    The ultime party trick… How about going halves?

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