March 12, 2011

A tale of two reactors

ForsmarkA tale of two reactors - I blog about the Fukushima incident, and what comparing it to the Chernobyl incident tells us about the importance of personal media and the open society.

I had a moment of clarity when I noticed that I am actually sitting in the same chair, in the same corner of my mother's flat right now as I was when I heard about the Chernobyl incident. Yes, I am still in front of a computer, a few thousand times more capable than the first one. And I am getting news a thousand times faster, with more diversity and with better consistency checking thanks to the Internet than through that single radio channel I once listened to. Far from perfect, but we are getting there. Especially since there are now far more people around who can report, not just better transmission of the reports.

Posted by Anders3 at March 12, 2011 04:05 PM