egad! and Haiti

The BBC might need to pull their socks up re. relations with advertisers:

This is “medieval” in too many of the wrong ways.
Further commentary and interpretation aside: Readers are encouraged to contribute to Haiti earthquake relief – in the “modern medievalist” temper, combining a temporally-universal human compassion with electronic banking and Web 2.0, speed and rapidity of networking-connections. Tell others.

Some rapid links to charities – I’m doing this rather than providing my own prejudiced preferred list – tonnes more c/o any news site and Google:

OK – some prejudiced preferred usual suspects anyway:

ADDENDUM: Readers are also (belatedly) directed towards John Fleming‘s fine piece, From Port-au-Prince to Lisbon.

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