Right now, if you’ve got an emergency, you’ve got to call 911, but come 2014, you’ll be able to text your emergencies into the local police, fire and ambulance if that would work better for you. If you’re mute, or in a hostage situation, if you’re hog tied in the back of someone’s trunk… all good examples of lives that would be saved if you could text rather than call.
As a decree from the 9/11 Memorial Foundation, no politicians at all are going to be invited to speak at this year’s 9/11 Memorial event. What with it being a presidential election year, and what looks like what’s going to be a nasty one at that, the Foundation decided that political rhetoric and stumping over a graveyard isn’t what they want. Good for them.