This document has been prepared in response to a request from the Public Affairs Division of the Australian National University. The university is receiving a large number of calls from the media for comment on the crash of aircraft into the World Trade Centre and other locations in the USA. One aspect of the disaster is the effect the loss of computer and telecommunications facilities and the effect on the functioning of world communications and commerce. As information becomes available summaries and links will be provided on this web page. Suggested links and comments would be welcome.
The Australian Academic and Research Network (AARNet) statistics, packet loss on its MCI (San Francisco) link went from zero to 4% at 13:39:25 GMT, then to 100% at 14:06:11 GMT, 96% at 14:07:48 GMT and then zero again at 14:29:07 GMT. According to the ABC Radio timeline, this is the time the southern tower of the World Trade Center collapsed.
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 11:21:59 -0500 Reply-To: Steven Clift <clift@PUBLICUS.NET> Sender: DO-WIRE - Democracies Online Newswire <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: Steven Clift <clift@PUBLICUS.NET> Subject: [DW] 'America Under Attack' Mailing List (fwd) To: email@example.com *** Democracies Online Newswire - http://www.e-democracy.org/do *** Subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org From: Andy Carvin <email@example.com> Subject: quick report from DC, new listserv for discussing attack To: BENTON-COMPOLICY@CDINET.COM I just wanted to give a quick report from downtown DC. Most of us at the Benton Foundation evacuated our building, which is at 18th and K street, three or four blocks from the white house. We received word of the attacks on the World Trade center building around 9am, having to rely on portable radios since our Internet connection froze as people tried to find more information. The majority of Benton staff were out of the building by 10am. The streets are filled with people briskly walking away from downtown, trying to get their cell phones to work. It's not a panic situation by any means - just lots of people determined to get the hell out of there. Some people are clearly shaken, and are being comforted by friends and strangers alike. The streets are completely jammed with cars as people try to get out of the city. Since lots of us at our office usually take the metro to work (which has been shut down, along with all other commuter trains), those of us who lived within walking distance offered to bring home other people who would be stranded downtown. We're now back at my Dupont Circle apartment, two miles due north of the Pentagon. We can't see smoke from our balcony, which is surprising considering the extent of the damage we've seen on TV so far. I've set up a listserv, sept11info, for people wanting to talk about today's attack. You can join the list by going to this address: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sept11info or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to pass on this information. I will do my best to report on any news here in DC, but let us all hope and pray that the worst is over now. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who's being affected by this insanity.... Andy Carvin Benton Foundation email@example.com *=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=*=* To subscribe to the Benton Communications-Related Headlines, send email to: firstname.lastname@example.org In the body of the message, type only: subscribe benton-compolicy YourFirstName YourLastName To unsubscribe, send email to: email@example.com In the body of the message, type only: signoff benton-compolicy If you have any problems with the service, please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org -- .. Jonathan Prince email@example.com http://KillYourTV.com *** Please send submissions to: DO-WIRE@TC.UMN.EDU *** *** To subscribe, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org *** *** Message body: SUB DO-WIRE *** *** To unsubscribe instead, write: UNSUB DO-WIRE *** *** Please forward this post to others and encourage *** *** them to subscribe to the free DO-WIRE service. ***
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 16:30:03 -0500 Sender: DO-WIRE - Democracies Online Newswire <email@example.com> From: Steven Clift <clift@PUBLICUS.NET> Subject: [DW] Sept 11 - 1st Person Accounts via E-mail To: firstname.lastname@example.org *** Democracies Online Newswire - http://www.e-democracy.org/do *** Please forward-> I have created a special moderated e-mail list to collect first person accounts by those directly impacted by the recent tragedies. No discussion or third party statements will be posted. To subscribe, send a message to: email@example.com Most of what will be collected will be forwarded from other sources. by list members. To help build this collection of important human accounts, send them in to: firstname.lastname@example.org Messages will be on the web at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sept11firstperson/messages And by Wednesday a second archive should be available at: http://email@example.com Andy Carvin created a general announcement and discussion forum at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/sept11info E-mail subscribe: firstname.lastname@example.org Steven Clift http://www.publicus.net *** Please send submissions to: DO-WIRE@TC.UMN.EDU *** *** To subscribe, e-mail: email@example.com *** *** Message body: SUB DO-WIRE *** *** To unsubscribe instead, write: UNSUB DO-WIRE *** *** Please forward this post to others and encourage *** *** them to subscribe to the free DO-WIRE service. ***s
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