Disaster Aid, Via Computer

In the last few days, I’ve heard from LangaList readers— friends— from all over the world who wrote to express their shock, outrage, and solidarity with me and with all Americans after last week’s barbaric attacks.

Many have asked the same question raised by Klaus Muensberg, writing from Germany:

Subject What can we do to help American people?

Hi Fred, I’m sure that all of us will never forget what happened on Tuesday, September, 11th in New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. We were horrified watching the scene provided by a webcam located at the Brooklyn Bridge what happened to the World Trade Center. We gathered around the PC in the office; except of something like ‘unbelievable’ and such it was quiet. I’m feeling very sorry for the American people and other individuals being trapped there, in the planes and at the Pentagon. Whoever just does not feel this way – such as some mad folks in the Middle East – in some ways supports those terrorists; however, I think and truly hope that this is a tiny minority.

You might ask, why I’m contacting you in this matter. Well, the Langa List is computing-related; however, it is a large, international community of people with ideas and equipment to share their ideas, to address concerns and address them to appropriate people. Last but not least, I’d like to get an idea, how to help those folks that were hit so badly by the attack – probably not so much financially, but in some other ways and simply to let them know, that we do care about them.

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Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.