Seven years ago, I was in Atlanta at NetWorld+Interop to judge the show's product
awards when the news of a plane hitting the World Trade Center broke. It seemed
like a crazy accident. Then another hit. Then the buildings fell. And there
were still planes in the air, still more potential targets.
We were sitting in a building with over 10,000 people directly across from
the CNN center. We could have been a target. Wisely, we left the building and
went back to our hotels, walking past hundreds of shocked Atlantans.
Two days later, I drove back up to Boston. Passing through New York, I smelled
the sickening, acrid burning metal discharge from what used to be two majestic
buildings holding nearly 3,000 important human lives.
Where were you on 9/11, and how did this day change your life? Memories welcome
at [email protected].
Posted by Doug Barney on September 11, 2008