This Week in IT History: Chernobyl Happened

Yep, it was 25 years ago this week that it hit the fan in a big way. The nuclear accident in Chernobyl gives us a glimpse into the bleak future for the cities within the nuclear glow of the power plants in Japan that were crippled by the recent earthquake and tsunamis. I'm reminded of this quote from Albert Einstein, speaking on humanity's ignorance of the power of atomic energy: "A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive and move toward higher levels." (Einstein was talking about nuclear weapons, but it seems to fit the situations we're in with the nuclear reactors as well.)

Posted by Michael Domingo on 04/25/2011 at 11:59 AM


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