Power Cut

South London or at least my small part of it was plunged into darkness this evening as I sat in front of my PC. You forget what complete darkness is like in the age of the electric light bulb.

I had to grope my way downstairs to the bedroom and feel around under the bed for the emergency torch. Without it, there would have been absolutely nothing I could do in the house until the power returned.

Only 'Fluffy' the Hamster in her running wheel, was seemingly unaffected by the crisis, as thankfully were both my laptops, which carried on quite happily under battery power.

What's this got to do with technology? Very little other than a comment on our dependance on electricity and if all else fails perhaps, create a small dynamo to power my PC from Fluffy and her wheel.


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