David Kirkpatrick

December 1, 2009

Wikileaks publishing 9/11 pager messages

Filed under: et.al., Media, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 12:11 pm

This should provide context and raw emotion from a tragic and historic day in US history. I always find this sort of window into people’s lives and thoughts interesting. (The Wednesday referenced in the blockquote is last Wednesday — 11/25/09.)

From the link:

It’s one of more than half a million Sept. 11 pager messages obtained by secret document publisher Wikileaks, all of which are gradually being published on the Internet Wednesday. Wikileaks hopes that they will shed some light on the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, an incident that continues to arouse heated debate in the U.S.

“This is a historic day … and a day that has a lot of historic questions,” said Daniel Schmitt, a Wikileaks spokesman. “So whatever helps to understand what happened on that day is important for everyone.”

“It’s a precise second-by-second record of how the event unfolded,” he said.

Wikileaks began publishing the messages at 3 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday and will release them in small batches for about 24 hours, Schmitt said. The group hopes that posting them in increments will make the messages easier to analyze.