Thursday, September 15, 2011

Power occasionally goes out in storms here, too ...

From TVBoard:

The Power Of TV In The Dark

As I sat reading by candlelight during Irene's visit to New York, I reflected on the role TV plays in an electrically powered world.

While Irene wasn't the disaster we feared she might be -- at least in the city -- last month's hurricane did manage to down trees, produce flooding, and knock out power for nearly a week for some of us in the NY metro area. Of course, we had taken our preparation seriously. Just like in the good old days, we stockpiled water and batteries and cranked the transistor radio. But we also charged up the cellphone and iPad.

After all, disasters are not what they used to be.

Read it all here.