It is amazing how much we depend on power, how much it locks things up when it goes down. I don't know if its sad, but it just *is. 50 million people have supposedly lost power, thats about 16% of the country's population, that's amazing. Of course I don't know what I'd do without power, I wouldn't be posting on this lj, but have we really progressed? This blackout makes me wonder if the 19th century when candles and lanterns ruled and the quill and jar of ink were the lj's of the day.
I was very interested at 4:02 when I was looking at stocks and finances. I thought that maybe the markets had closed but wasn't for absolute sure. The clock just stopped, tickers weren't moving at all. Luckily power was lost right as market close but didn't check the news wires to ascertain what the problem was. Lots of people aren't posting on lj from the effected areas but it will be interesting to read the northeasts perspective on the issues. If you can, rather or not you're in new york or not, go outside, look at the stars, and realize what it might be like without the artificial light that is our lives in a technological society.