?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Trying A New Angle - Dragon's Dreams — LiveJournal [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Wizard of Changes -- ©cdozo 2004 to 2015

[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ archive | journal archive ]

Trying A New Angle [Nov. 16th, 2007|10:11 am]
Wizard of Changes -- ©cdozo 2004 to 2015
[Tags|]
[The river is |determineddetermined]

I called the TV station that had the article about the two hikers in South Carolina, one of whom was killed and one of whom is still missing after they dialed 9-1-1 from their cell phone. I told a woman at the news desk about the Verizon 9-1-1 audible alarm. She seemed quite interested.

I don't know if I'd rather the phone in question had a 9-1-1 alarm or not. If it did, I'd feel bad I haven't managed to get Verizon to disable the alarms yet. If it didn't, I'll feel disappointed because it would have provided such a strong example of why the alarm is bad.

Overall I just feel bad for the people involved.
linkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-11-17 04:23 pm (UTC)
The feeling that I should be able to fix things right away, before any more bad happens, is why I rarely set out to Save The World. It can be depressing even when I succeed.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2007-11-17 04:48 pm (UTC)
Well...it's your choice whether to focus on what you didn't accomplish, or what you did. I hope you choose the latter....you have done a good thing, and you started doing it when you first learned about it. You didn't wait.
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: cdozo
2007-11-17 05:02 pm (UTC)
The urgency helps me stay focused and on task. I would never have done the TV piece if it wasn't for the thought that people will die from this so I need to stop it Now. I hate doing public stuff. If I didn't feel getting to my goal was urgent, I'd probably go too slow and never get it done.

There's an up side (I stay on task) and a down side (I feel guilty I can't "fix" it faster).

(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)