I normally stick to Topic A only, and related subjects, and I've been struggling with
the Tsunami disaster, because like
everyone else, I naturally wished to help. I don't know which organizations are reliable, so I make no
recommendations about contributions. You no doubt have already figured that part out for yourselves. But look at this video, if you can bear to:
They call it amateur video. I call it people video. I looked at one, the one called video-sea-spills.mp4 (scroll down and it's marked 11:47pm est 12/29/2004 - " Low quality, but scary... from Tafmil nadu India, the voice/s in the video is speaking Malayalam, in which he says a 'house has just gone under', a language spoken by people from Kerala India". I hear it's Tamil Nadu.).
It made me cry, so I can't look any more, but I was pretty sure many of you would be interested in this link. Then perhaps you'd like to read this suggestion from Robert X. Cringely, "Wave of Change --
How to Build a Global Internet Tsunami Warning System in a Month".