Will Reed and Astrodome Internet
An email from my friend Susan, about a friend of hers who is doing great work at the Astrodome:
A friend of mine, Will Reed, runs a program in Houston that sets up community tech centers. When Will heard that evacuees were coming to town, he immediately went to work to set up a tech center in the Astrodome. He worked the phones (Will is good at that!) and got donations, equipment and volunteers. It was operational by Saturday Sept 3rd with 90 computers and WiFi. They’ve helped thousands of people post “I’m OK” messages and try to track down their families. Another friend, Gene Crick, is doing a similar effort in Austin. If you read Will’s blog & notice when messages are posted, you’ll see that he’s working from 5 in the morning to 11 at night. But what they’re doing is amazing and heartbreaking.
Will, YOU ROCK and I want everyone to know it. I’m so proud of you!!
September 14, 2005 1:22am
He’s been real active on the Digital Divide Network list serve too. One of the few upsides of Katrina is how well everyone has organized online.