It is unbelievable that this kind of awful thing happened in a place like Blacksburg, Virginia, which has been known as an ideal "electronic village," where everyone is connected with each other on the Internet, thanks to tremendous efforts by Virginia Tech professors and students who, as volunteers, have helped connect community residents. Such efforts and results are well documented in the book, "Community Networks" (see the references below). Back in 1999, I myself joined a team to translate this book into Japanese. No one knows why this happened in the seemingly ideal community, but there is no doubt that this incident will strengthen the gun control movement in America. For up-to-date information about this "massacre", see the Wikipedia link above.