The news that Cisco is working on interoperability shows that, in the cut and thrust of competition, the security of the human life isn't always lost.
I know we talk about IT security here but the magnitude of the earthquake disaster in Pakistan and central Asia is such that we really should be putting all hands to the pumps and doing whatever it takes to get aid to the suffering.
Winter is coming in and the potential for loss of life makes 11 September look like a stubbed toe.
Plus you never know, there could be interesting discoveries to be made that could benefit the future of communication. But whatever the result the security of human life is key.
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