Digest #306

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Although power might be back on by the time you read this, it's out at my house as a write this. (I'm not there. Duh. I'm at NextSpace on this Sunday night.) At home, there's no power, no internet, not even cell service. Fortunately, I have an older gas stove that works perfectly well without electricity, and an older gas heater that would work fine if it were cold enough to need it. During this outage I'm waxing nostalgic for a landline phone. Before I got rid of mine years ago, it, too, worked fine in most power outages. I'm pondering all of this because I'm trying to figure out why I'm feeling more detached and pressured during this outage than I used to feel during the many outages I've lived through before. I think it boils down to this: I can live without lights and electricity for a while, but it's really hard (for me) to live without phone service. Aside, I always figured it would be worth hanging onto that old transistor radio I picked up at a garage sale years ago, and, sure enough, it came in handy for my NPR fix over the weekend.

With the state burning up, it's hard to focus on local tech news but, actually, one of the articles this week is relevant to flighting wildfires.

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Sara Isenberg
Founder, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief
Santa Cruz Tech Beat

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