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Northridge Earthquake Anniversary: Digital dependence makes us vulnerable in quake

Should Coffee Shops have limits on free WiFi?
Should Coffee Shops have limits on free WiFi?
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When the Northridge earthquake struck 20 years ago, L.A. was a very different place. The Internet was brand new. Cell phones looked like bricks, and if you said "Facebook" most people would think you were talking about an actual book.

These days though, digital technology is everywhere. It helps us in many ways, but our reliance on connectivity may also end up hurting us after a major quake. KPCC science reporter Sanden Totten reports


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