Those trapped miners…

When reading about these miners in Chile trapped at the other end of a 10 cm wide hole, am I the only one that thinks “power line, fiber, power strips, fiber to ethernet converter, Airport Express, 33 iPhones with Skype, done…”?

Right now all they got was a one 1-minute phone call with their relatives each…

8 thoughts on “Those trapped miners…”

  1. Well, they already got PSPs. So they can play games to distract them from any thoughts about their family.

  2. I don’t know if the average miner in Chile would have a clue about how to use an iPhone, or internet for that matter. On the other hand, it’s a nice opportunity to read ‘internet for dummies’ now that they have a forced break from their daily activities.

  3. That is: if they can read.
    But I also think they can use technology to ease their stay.

  4. To my knowledge they are using a small lift to bring down food and water.
    It might be the case that there just isn’t enough room to run those cables.

  5. volgens de BBC ( ) :

    “We hope to speak to him over the phone very soon. Phone calls are not frequent because that could depress them and make them feel nostalgic. A psychologist evaluates the possibility every day, and we follow his decision.

    So we write to him every day, as does the rest of the family. We tell him we love him and that we are praying for him. We ask him to remain faithful. He also hopes to see us soon.

    The letters are also checked by the psychologists. They check that we don’t tell them things that could affect them – they don’t need more problems that the ones they already have.”

  6. How about this?

    image link from today’s Newsweek

    An old relative of mine used to be a miner. In Holland… I remember quite many situations with miners trapped in the 1960s, ’70s, especially in Germany.

    Not hindered by any in-depth knowledge of the geological differences between German and Chilean soil, I dó vividly remember that bringing such crews back up again, was usually a matter of days. At most. Fourty to fifty years ago.

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