osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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Link Harvest: Texting In Emergencies

http://www.nextgov.com/nextgov/ng_20100914_5986.php

The suggestion that texting is superior in emergencies because it takes less bandwidth is fairly old. I recall it after 9/11. The problem, not mentioned in the article, is that the short code system for mutli-point texting (one entity, such as local police, texting to multiple individuals simultaneously) is badly broken. It's like DNS when we started to scale up dramatically in the early 1990s.
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