The much-adored author of the Checkslist Manifesto set the Twitterverse afire with news he was plunging into the 140-and-under set.
The Centre Daily Times reporter put his enthusiasm plainly
Atul Gawande is now on twitter. Twitter is now awesome.
Musician Robinson Meyer was unrestrained in his criticism
.@Atul_Gawande is what, five tweets in to his career? And he's already proved to be just as eloquent in tweets as he is in longer works.
Yes! Editor Brooke Jarvis was equally thrilled
Hey, @Atul_Gawande is on Twitter! Follow for some extremely sensible medical journalism.
Healthcare communications director Jennifer Trott provided a shout-out from the field
Three days on twitter and @Atul_Gawande has over 1,500 followers. Not bad for a health care guy ; )
The New Yorker, as expected, kept it classy
Gawande's latest post, however, was all business
Obama: "I believe we can be better. Those who died here, those who saved lives here--they help me believe." They help us all. And so did he.