The Sound and the Fury

In a post a while back I explained why I don’t own an iPod or similar such gadget, the main reason being that I don’t enjoy the acoustic isolation they impose. Well, it turns out that there’s another reason you might want to doff those ear goggles from time to time; learn more here.

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3 Comments

  1. Andrew says

    I was struck by lightning as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa back in the early 90s. I was in a mud hut with a tin roof. Obviously the tin roof played a role but there was a shortwave radio near me that never worked again. I suspect the radio was in the path from the roof to me.

    Posted July 12, 2007 at 9:32 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Hi Andrew,

    It’s surprising, actually, that the tin roof was struck; usually it’s pointier things that get hit.

    Anyway, my condolences! I hope you didn’t suffer any lasting ill effects.

    Posted July 12, 2007 at 10:40 pm | Permalink
  3. Andrew says

    Yes the in the hut part is a bit odd. I really don’t understand what happened but I do know another former PC volunteer who was hit under similar circumstances.

    And no condolences necessary. It was a long time ago. There is actually a fair amount of humor in the story and that is the aspect that I emphasize when I talk about it these days.

    Posted July 13, 2007 at 9:46 pm | Permalink