NPR had an interesting story this morning about Atul Gawande, a surgeon who is recommending other surgeons start using checklists in their practice.
To which my horrified response was: THEY’RE NOT ALREADY?
The sheer arrogance of rolling in to perform a complex procedure in which the tiniest detail can mean literally the difference between life and death, and to think you are so flawless you don’t need a checklist, is stunning.
Especially when you’re supposed to perform this complicated procedure under high stress and often severely sleep deprived.
Seriously, there are reasons pilots use checklists, reasons written in blood.
Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.
Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.
Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.
The Internet tells Nic to install Ubiquiti gear in his house, so he does, and now he has thoughts.
What I wish I’d known when I started podcasting.
Nic starts a new podcast about—gasp!—American sports.
Mostly excellent non-fiction in this installment. Includes Fantasyland, The Miracle of Dunkirk, Das Reich, The Undoing Project, Waiting for the Punch, Vacationland and Points of Impact.