Saturday, April 28, 2007

I'm an Electricity Junky

Going about my work I carry around a plethora of devices, all with a nasty ampere habit! I need to feed this habit. The problem has been exaggerated by the recent arrival of a Nokia N95, whose GPS feature (with the navigation subscription) has been wholly useless to me (I know where I've been going) but which I leave turned on for the pure fun of it. BUT IT SUCKS POWER. Add onto this my tendancy to leave bluetooth on all the time means that I've formed an acute sensitivity to where the power sockets are in any room or building I enter. No matter whether it is a bar, a friend's home, a business partner's office or public buildings, I enter rooms with my eyes wide open and scanning the skirting board like a junkie needing a fix.

What with our sources of energy becoming increasingly precious and our cravings for power sockets increasing, what would you call the resulting phenomenon?

Power pinchers? Power poachers? Socket surfers? Electricity junkies? Ampere addicts? Hz hoppers (hertz hoppers)? Volt hoovers?

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1 comment:

vincent said...

My pre-travel ritual is to plug everything in to top up the juice. The big issue is then leaving the flat with everything still plugged in. Sabotaging any carefully laid plans to listen to the Russell Brand podcast (iPod) on the tube, to watch the latest episode of 24 (PSP) in the train, to catch up on some RSS feeds (Phone) whilst queuing for a car, and finally finding my way easily to the meeting (GPS) in whatever unfathomable location it happens to be in. Yes, I’m more of a media junkie than a power junkie but if the darned things didn’t need recharging we could do without all those adaptors and as a bonus keep everything in the briefcase. Somebody invent the pocketable infinite power source we all need… Please.