Remember how after the [Virginia Tech] massacre there was all this talk about whether the carnage could have been avoided with massive text messaging? And remember how school officials thought texting 25,000-plus students would have been a bit too difficult? Well here’s a lofty undertaking: city officials say they will soon begin testing a new program that will [alert New Yorkers](http://www.nypost.com/seven/09202007/news/regionalnews/high_tech_warnings.htm) (eventually all 8-million of ’em) to various crises using text messaging. Of course, Bloomy’s been pushing for this [since 2005](http://www.nysun.com/article/63041). Now if only we could keep the subways from [flooding](http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/21/nyregion/21flood.html?_r=1&th&emc=th&oref=slogin).
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