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Does Technology Always Need a Human Component to Work Best?

On the evening of April 14, 1912, Jack Phillips was "working Cape Race." He was sending hundreds of backlogged messages to that land-based Marconi station. The Titanic, which had a 500-mile limitation on its wireless transmissions/receptions, was within 400 miles of Cape Race.

What role, if any, did these facts play in the fatal events which took place aboard Titanic later that night?

Do you fault Cyril Evans, the wireless operator onboard the Californian, for turning-off his wireless and going to bed on the evening of April 14, 1912? Why, or why not?


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