I checked my Yahoo Mail account this morning to see what I was emailing right around 9/11. The last email beforehand is from 9/6, a note to my brother to find a time to visit him on the Upper West Side and see my niece. I was supposed to see her September 11, and that was the reason I had my old Pentax K1000 with me.
The first email I sent after was that Wednesday, September 12 in response to an old friend who was checking in with me (I was working at eMarketer at the time):
Not sure if I know anyone who was in the building at the time, but I
think I know some people who work there — very hard to tell anything
for sure now.
I was able to see some of the destruction from my office, got
some photos of the madness. Today I’m not working, everything south of
14th st is closed, and I work on 12th.
Okay, between IMs and phone calls, e-mail is all of a sudden a slow way of communication, so I’ll keep this short.
We’ll talk soon, thanks for checking in.