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Re: Is your ISP Influenza-ready?

  • From: Steven M. Bellovin
  • Date: Mon Apr 17 14:23:29 2006

On Mon, 17 Apr 2006 14:05:41 -0400, Jared Mauch <[email protected]>

> 	Back to the original question, how well could you cope for such
> an event?  It's always challenging to think about what would happen
> as sometimes it includes the unexpected.
Quite.  One case of bird flu in a major city and you won't need government
intervention to make people telecommute -- large numbers will
independently and spontaneously decide to do so.  (Back in the days of
dial-up, I had a lot of trouble connecting to Bell Labs on snow days.  No
rule, and the place was officially open for business.  But everyone just
did the rational thing.)

		--Steven M. Bellovin,