People die every day. Lots of people.

by Volker Weber

Dave Winer puts the Columbia news in perspective:

If television wanted to do us a real service they'd take their cameras into a nursing home or the pulmonary unit of a major hospital, right here in the US, and show the people what dying is like in the world we live in. Some people don't know. I didn't until last year. The Shuttle astronauts were so lucky! They had amazing lives. They went to space. They were scientists so they knew it was risky. And they were lucky because they died quickly without much time for pain and long goodbyes. Yes it's sad they died. Yes. But it's great that they lived.

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