virginiajim writes "Fifty-four minutes into this podcast (http://bit.ly/MjJge2) is a professional shout-out for Networking Cards used for the first time at the American Society for Microbiology conference in San Francisco in June. The 4x6 inch cards produced for free by Quartzy.com summarized most of the growing number of poster presentations used to quickly expose new ongoing research. Sets of 25 cards were produced for each of 3,300 posters, a total of 82,500 cards. They allowed viewers to quickly collect information for later use rather than reliance on scribbled and possibly illegible notes. Are there other ways this simple idea can be applied at meetings, conferences, schools, seminars, malls or at work? Quarzy discontinued an online viewable posters and a feedback system isn't in place to determine how the cards or the online viewing idea have been received. Is this concept useful, or just another flash in the pan like Post-Its."
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