John Derbyshire, he of “We Are Doomed” fame, pointed out something that is bleeding obvious when someone calls it to your attention.
Public-service announcement. Walking my dog early on the first day of the power outage, we encountered a neighbor’s dog wandering loose in the street.
This neighbor I know to be a responsible dog owner. In fact he’s installed one of those “Invisible Fence” things round his front yard to keep the dog in. There was the problem, though: the invisible fence runs on e-l-e-c-t-r-i-c-i-t-y.
I know there are a lot of things to think about when preparing for a storm, but come on. How obvious is this?
To be fair, I had not actually ever thought about this! Still it goes to make a point at how dependent on technology we have become.
Of course we will all start remembering to thin of things like this when the lights go out under the tender supervision of the Obamabots.