[Athen] Blogging from the Fire Zone

Berkowitz, Daniel J djbrky at bu.edu
Wed Oct 24 06:01:03 PDT 2007

I found this item of interest on slash/dot and though other may be
interested as it transcends the techie listservs in to the area of
"there but for the grace of G-d..."

"Retired journalist and mobility expert Jim Forbes is among the
quarter-million San Diego-area residents driven out of their homes by
the horrific wildfires. Forbes has taken the opportunity to 'fire blog'
from his shelter and discuss via e-mail with Network World how his
personal technology and the shelter's wireless networks are holding up
under the strain. 'The shelter set up a dedicated computer room with an
802.11 a,b, and g network which worked like a charm. Lots of people
brought notebooks when they left their home, so there was a whole lot of
IM traffic in and out of the shelter. The local cell networks were
subsumed by traffic early in the day so people were texting friends and
loved ones a lot."


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Boston University Office of Disability Services
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