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ISTF reaction to horrific terrorist events in the US yesterday
di Vinton Cerf - 17.09.01
Dalla lista dell'ISTF (in italiano su Vita)

Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 08:57:15 -0400
From: vint cerf .........
Subject: Re: ISTF reaction to horrific terrorist events in the US yesterday

Dear Friends,

I am in Chicago, stranded for a time as a consequence of the nearly incomprehensible terrorist attacks launched against the US in New York and Washington. Words fail in the face of such savagery.

Now, more than ever, the Internet must be wielded along with other media to cast bright lights on all who would destroy freedom in the world. Information is the torch of truth and its free flow is the bloodstream of democracy.

The price of such free flow may be information we do NOT like or believe, but the antidote to misinformation is more information, not less.

Your thoughts and prayers for all victims of terrorism, where ever this evil has touched lives, will be welcomed and appreciated. Your determination to eradicate this evil from our society will be needed if our 21st century global culture is to evolve into something we would want our children and their children to inherit.

Vint Cerf