[unisog] When you really need to blast email

Cal Frye cjf at calfrye.com
Tue Mar 11 20:58:53 GMT 2008

Daniel Feenberg wrote:
> Seriously, isn't this an application for the traditional air-raid/tornado 
> siren mounted on a utility pole? Growing up in St Louis, the tornado 
> sirens blanketed the city and suburbs and were test sounded at noon on the 
> first of every month, so we were all aware that they were there. My 
> understanding was that they were supplied and maintained by the phone or 
> electric utility, and the city was charged a few dollars per month per 
> siren. Of course, you still need a method to get specific information, but 
> between the campus radio and web site, shouldn't that be sufficient?

Here in Oberlin, which is something of a company town, I think we could 
get away with that ;-)

Michael's in downtown Cleveland, and I suspect there's lots of hoops one 
would have to jump through just to put up a tornado siren, let alone use 
it for /anything but/ an actual tornado. Can't confuse the random 
passers-by, now, can we? (let alone interrupt a baseball game down the 

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