November 7, 2012
Electronic Voting: Time to Send in the Clouds
Jason Perlow, ZDNet
Over the last two weeks, we have learned what the power of mobile technology really can do. Hurricane Sandy hit New York and New Jersey, knocking millions of people off the grid, with no electrical power or broadband Internet capability.
Nevertheless, many of these people still had smartphones, tablets and mobile access points with 3G and 4G service and were able to check in with their families and friends over text messaging, email and also over social networks such as Facebook and Twitter.
In other words, while the network was damaged in parts by the storm, it did not drop off the grid entirely.
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