Not too long ago while shopping during a storm I was amazed that all the stores in the area shut their doors and were unable to transact any business because of the power outage. The clerks could not run the cash registers and calculating sales without the electronic calculator is unthinkable. The electronic medical record would probably produce the same catastrophic result. No care could be rendered as it could not be recorded. A major catastrophe could stop all medical care if our dependence on the electronic record continues to grow. Maybe schools should continue to teach writing and calculating skills so that some records could be maintained at least until the power comes back on?