Monday, March 06, 2006
iPod used to ID Hit-and-Run Victim: Use I.C.E
I.C.E. -----In Case of Emergency--- This acronym should be used as one of your contacts in your iPod, phone or any portable device that can except contacts. Now this next story I can't tell you if she had it stored this way or not, last Thursday March 2nd Ashlyn Dyer was jogging in San Francisco the Presidio when she was an apparent victim of a hit-and-run. A park official found her, they took her iPod to the nearest Apple store which turned it over to the company's headquarters, who helped identify Ashlyn Dyer. I feel that more and more people are biking, jogging or just getting on with their life hooked up and out of touch with their surroundings, please if you are going to be plugged in add I.C.E. to your contacts.
"It's time for a public service announcement, if you are into sports and extreme sports you should know this little tidbit that is circulating around the web, the idea is that you store the word "ICE" in your mobile phone address book, and against it enter the number of the person you would want to be contacted "In Case of Emergency".
In an emergency situation, ambulance and hospital staff will then be able to quickly find out who your next of kin are and be able to contact them."