|Old lady knitting next to a Renault 4 car|
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Usually, when I give presentations on DICOM, the introduction, the couple of slides in the beginning, goes like this: "DICOM is very old, It's very big, It's a bit complicated, but hey, its working!" I have this slide (above) of an old lady sitting outside on a chair and knitting with a Renault 4 in the background. Then I review the parts of the standard, noting that, printed, it probably weighs something like 10 Kilo's and joking that I've read almost all of its 3 - 4 thousand pages. At the end I show a slide with the poster of Monty Piton's film "The meaning of life" and replace it with the meaning of DICOM and then a slide saying, but hey, 1 standard, 1,000's of vendors 1,000,000's of patients, 1,000,000,000's of images, it can't be so bad, look, its working!