Friday, March 19, 2010
Not so far from being cavemen
I say this often, but it bears repeating.
Folks just DO NOT realize how fragile is the infrastructure that makes modern life possible.
Or that there are many thousands of people out there around the clock and in every kind of weather keeping it going.
They have no idea of how long the food stocks in a town will last (about a day) without constant replenishment.
How often they are minutes from running out of water, having sewers flow down the street or the one service station (you do get actual real SERVICE at our one) in town runs out of fuel.
But let the trains be a few minutes late or facebook go down for a few hours... world coming to a frickin' end, you would think
This week has been one of those interesting ones.
One where potential problems were identified decades ago, yet nothing was done.
Until AFTER the big SNAFU...