Just in time, a Twitter account to tell us what's shutting down as the government gets ready to close its doors.
The account, fittingly called @WhatIsShutDown, points out that:
"The military's 1.4 million active duty personnel would stay on duty, but their paychecks would be delayed," and:
"The scientific work of the U.S. Geological Survey would be halted."
It's a sobering read, but also, in this age of insant social media, a good idea. A way to get the message out quickly, and in a way that will be read a lot. Almost instantly, the Twitter account has 458 followers.
We expect that will grow. A lot.
Oh, and it's most recent message, as this is written:
"Shutting down the government doesn't have to happen."
Scott is also on Twitter: @scottbudman