Over twenty years ago, my colleagues and I organized a forum on disasters related to information and communication technologies (ICT), where lives may have depended on the safe and effective operation of computer systems (Dutton et al 1994; Peltu et al 1996). As I, along with many many others, try to sort through the facts … Continue reading Escalators to Disasters: Lessons from the Flint Water Crisis?
Where was the Fifth Estate when Flint Michigan needed it?
Americans and the world know now about the 'poisoned water' coming out of the taps in Flint, Michigan, covered well today in an exposé written by SCOTT ATKINSON, AMY HAIMERL and RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA for the NYT. In switching the city's water from Detroit's supply to the Flint River in April of 2014, to save money, a cascading series of … Continue reading Where was the Fifth Estate when Flint Michigan needed it?