Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The day the earth moved

100 years ago today, in 1906, San Francisco was the scene of a massive earthquake and fire which ended up killing 3,000 people. Since then, we've all been waiting for another.

Today, Doc Searls has an interesting personal perspective on the events of 100 year ago, and what it's like living in California with the threat of a repeat always hanging around.

There are a lot of historical articles about the 1906 event on the web. (See here and here and here, for example). And I'm sure there will be plenty more today.

Kind of makes you stop and think doesn't it? Tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, 9/11, suicide bombers -- when they happen, the world changes.

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