Saturday, September 06, 2014

Printer plays unsung role in Detroit Soda Can Fire Alarm story

Of course, I had to click through on this Gizmodo story on a clever and apparently effective means for Detroit firefighters to respond to fires and other emergencies. The article gives a brief description of this and other "MacGyver" solutions to rousting the emergency responders when the notice of an emergency comes through on their printer.

Yes, that's right - it's the printer (or fax, going by the original Detroit Free Press article) that delivers the original message. But maybe it's just not loud enough???

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