from the escape-the-quake dept.
tekgoblin writes "A very important and functional feature has been added to Apple's iOS 5 for Japanese users: an earthquake warning system. This new feature may allow the people of Japan to be warned early enough to get out of harm's way and ultimately save lives. Most phones sold in Japan have some way to warn the user of Earthquakes."
A committee takes root and grows, it flowers, wilts and dies, scattering the
seed from which other committees will bloom.