In Reply to: re: Blackout? posted by Jackobite on September 30, 2014 at 12:26:08:
Yep went into town but no electrons there either so absolutely went fishing. Caught a tench-bream-rudd-roach-pike-trout hybrid in lough lannagh.
There's a great sci fi story I remember from way back in which the aliens steal the earth's electricity. Nothing electric works anymore - like the aftermath of a solar coronal emmission event such as the Carrington back in the 1800s that zapped the telegraph system flinging morse code operators back out of their chairs!
In the story people had to go back to non-electric power stuff like brass bands, covered over tennis courts, kite surfing, walking and cycling along greenways. things just got better all round.
This story was written I think back in the 60s or 70s and it has taken this long to realise it! that hour yesterday when people talked.