Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 04:12:07 +0200
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"[Cell phones failures in times of crisis] In the wake of Japan’s tragic earthquake and tsunami,..."
- “[Cell phones failures in times of crisis] In the wake of Japan’s tragic earthquake and tsunami, communication was essential. How many people died with fully-charged, sophisticated pocket-radios in their hands, trying desperately to send a text message that said “Help! I am buried at _____”? How many more will perish, when calamity strikes, time and time again around the world, because victims find themselves trapped in a disaster area where the cell system has gone down? Are you satisfied with a system that not only can let you down in an emergency, but that is absolutely guaranteed to fail, at some time of dire crisis, when you need it most? If you aren’t satisfied with that prospect, what do you plan to do about it?”
- Failure Modes in Times of Crisis | Contrary Brin