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The Paranoid Android
...musings of a mechanically depressed robot...
Two minutes silence...
Ten minutes to twelve Bateman, "Global Head" of the IM business, invited the company to leave the building and stand in the nearby City Point Square to observe the two minutes silence.

We joined many of the other office workers from the City Point building, and the workmen from the building sites adjacent to our building. The square was packed, people had to stand in the road and on the pavement on the opposite side of the road.

At twelve there was a tone to let us know the two minutes had started. Buses pulled over, taxis turned off their engines, the city fell silent.

It was moving, and just a tiny bit spooky.

at two minutes past the tone sounded again, and the buses pulled away, the taxis started up, and we made our way back to the office.

Current Mood: peaceful peaceful

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brightspot From: brightspot Date: July 14th, 2005 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's beautiful, James...I'm glad you were a part of it. And I thank you for sharing the experience for those of us who weren't!
teya_uk From: teya_uk Date: July 14th, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I wish I'd been in Dials today rather than LW :(
tweezlebum From: tweezlebum Date: July 14th, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was very moving and touching here as well, until a man in a dirty great transit van pulled to the side of the road & knocked over someone's motorcycle.
laaalaaa From: laaalaaa Date: July 14th, 2005 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I watched it on tv, I can only imagine what it was like to be there. I poignant moment. One we will always remember and hope never to repeat.
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