My spin: I loved this article…bloggers, dead batteries and more. Perfect!
NY Times News Clip: For many Internet addicts, the blackout last week was a rude reminder of just how decisively the vaunted 21st-century digital lifestyle can be laid low by a disruption in 19th-century electrons.
While hardly enjoyable, being severed from the usual sources of food, water and transportation has occurred in previous power failures. But losing access to the digitized information that permeates our lives ó from work-related records to Google searches to e-mail love letters ó punctured a cherished illusion of the cyberage: that cyberspace is a separate universe, immune from real-world physics.
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