I wanted to pass along this blog posting from Kevin Rose (from San Francisco) who recounts the experiences of a friend who is an Apple Store employee in Japan. He was working in the store when the 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit. It’s an amazing read.
We here at RecyleMac and MacRecycleClinic offer our best thoughts, wishes and prayers to the people of Japan as they work to recover from a disaster that seems to grow by the day. Please contribute if you can to the Red Cross or other relief agency. You can donate via the iTunes Store, Network for Good, the Red Cross and even via text message. Just search online and you’ll find plenty of links.
I just have to marvel at the ability of the Japanese to take these kinds of things in stride and keep focused on the matter at hand – finding and helping survivors, literally giving their lives to try to contain the nuclear power stations at Fukushima Daiich and working towards recovery.
Here’s a taste of what the blogger wrote on the Kevin Rose site:
You know how in disaster movies, people on the street gather around electronic shops that have TVs in the display windows so they can stay informed with what is going on? In this digital age, that’s what the Tokyo Apple stores became. Staff brought out surge protectors and extension cords with 10s of iOS device adapters so people could charge their phones & pads and contact their loved ones. Even after we finally had to close 10pm, crowds of people huddled in front of our stores to use the wifi into the night, as it was still the only way to get access to the outside world.
Huffington Post’s list of Organizations Working to Help Japan: http://huff.to/hjLvgB