jabley at hopcount.ca
Thu Dec 4 10:54:28 CST 2008
On 2008-12-04, at 11:06, Chris Marlatt wrote:
> That's assuming they're not doing the same thing you are, are home, or
> are willing to let you borrow their phone. You're assuming a lot. I
> it surprising that many people replying haven't kept a 911 only POTS
This is straying far from network operations, but I think 911
generally engenders an unnecessary degree of hysteria. As I suggested
before, the marketing of this fear from certain quarters has
apparently been quiet effective.
The probability of any single individual needing to call 911 is
already minute. The probably that all available cell and VoIP services
also won't work precisely at the moment that a 911 call needs to be
made is even smaller.
You're probably more likely to accidentally brutally stab yourself in
the neck whilst combing your hair.
A sense of perspective in these things can be useful, in my opinion.
Cries of "but think of the children!" are merely entertaining, in my
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