[FoRK] New Orleans is Sinking

rst at ai.mit.edu rst
Thu Sep 1 14:01:42 PDT 2005

Eugen Leitl writes:
 > What's with picking up some water and supplies in a backpack (all looted) 
 > walking 60 miles today, and (owch, owch, owch) maybe 40 miles tomorrow, and
 > the day after tomorrow? Or cycling, if nobody's driving you could hitch a 
 > ride with? 

Cycling requires roads in very good shape.  (Remember those fishing
boats?)  Even walking requires knowing a passable route to a safe
place --- and being prepared to deal with unknown hazards around the
next bend all the way, as opposed to the evils you've already
inventoried around the immediate area (including all the other
desperate, displaced humans).

This is the equivalent of a war zone, and strolls through a war zone
are not fun.  And it may very easily be for naught: Plenty of places
100 miles from New Orleans are still a bloody mess.


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