This is a great story about how Apple’s responded to the crisis(s) in Japan, through an email to Kevin Rose. I have to say, I’m impressed. Very impressed. Good on them.
On a more general note, it’s so difficult to imagine what life has been like for the Japanese this past six days. I think it’s important to try, though. There’s absolutely nothing that says disasters of a similar level won’t strike you and yours at any time. We can only hope to do as well as they have, honestly. This resonates with me a heck of a lot more than earthquakes or tsunamis in places like rural China, Haiti, or Indonesia. This is a society that’s had the resources to really try and prepare, unlike the other recent disaster locales.