Tom Petrocelli's take on technology. Tom is the author of the book "Data Protection and Information Lifecycle Management" and a natural technology curmudgeon. This blog represents only my own views and not those of my employer, Enterprise Strategy Group. Frankly, mine are more amusing.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Sometimes It's Just Stuff
The earthquake in Haiti has killed an incredible amount of people. Parents and children. Brothers and sisters. Whole families and people who never had anyone to mourn them. It is a stark reminder of what matters. What really matters.
Doctors Without Borders is putting together a mission to help the poor souls who are still alive. They are sorely needed. Not only are there more injured people than anyone can reasonably count, most of the hospitals have been destroyed. These folks do the brave thing that most of us cannot - go there to help in a real way.
They are asking bloggers to post a link to raise awareness. Unfortunately, they do need stuff. Stuff like medicine, sutures and, horribly, body bags. They need cash folks. So do what you can.
Maybe this is a time to delay that phone upgrade you've been wanting or hold off on that new gadget. It's time to stop thinking about our stuff and instead think about giving these brave doctors the stuff they need to carry out their mission of mercy.
Think about it.