27 March 2008

From the News

Today one of the newspapers had a special section on 'earth hour', detailing ways to fill this powerless hour both around town and at home.

Now, while I am not averse to conservation, green living in general- personally I don't care if the lights or the tv or any of that stuff are on or off- and I share the concern of many bloggers about people who take eco-conservation too far. But the fact that a newspaper felt it important to explain to people how to spend one hour without electricity struck me as odd. Is this what it has come to? Are people so addicted to fluorescent tubes and electronic noise that they are lost without electricity for even an hour? We really are in trouble.

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