August 15, 2003


The blackout in the Northeast hasn't directly affected me, although it has indirectly -- I was waiting for something from New York which now won't get here to Monday at the earliest -- but I'm not complaining. While in the car this morning, I heard a radio report quoting amused Iraqis indulging in a bit of schadenfreude, noting how much worse their situation has been with electricity. Understandable, but a little foolish. During the siege, Sarajevo had no electricity -- and no water -- for about three years. Kind of puts things into perspective.

Posted by Ideofact at August 15, 2003 02:09 PM