[e2e] What if there were no well known numbers? (history)

rick jones perfgeek at mac.com
Mon Aug 7 18:33:53 PDT 2006

> 911 is perfectly perfect for emergency services in the phone network, 
> right?  :-)  until you realize that that architectural choice combines 
> calls for cats in trees and terrorist emergencies through the same 
> unspecialized clerks in some outsourced callcenter 250 miles away

The first part sounded right, but the second seems to be mixing 
architecture and implementation dictated by economic considerations?

rick jones
lives in a place with "311" service for non-emergency calls to the 


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