So, I'm sitting here working on my web site and listening to music on Comcast digital cable. Then, beeeeeep, and the screen blinks over to this very serious looking EAS ALERT - CAE CHILD ABDUCTION EMERGENCY screen. A voice comes on and tells me this is an activation of the Amber alert system, and this is for Santa Clara county. I didn't listen much to the rest of the details (although tan Saturn four-door cars are going to look suspicious to me for the next few days). But I'm now in a high-alert state - because I thought it was going to be a real emergency broadcast message (the beep and the buzz noise just make me think of a nuclear reactor general disaster warning). It's eery to hear the alert on TV -- I expected to hear that a pack of wild bears was loose in Mountain View and mauling people, so stay indoors. Or something.