Wednesday, June 13, 2007

VC Power Failures

According to a recent LA Times story, VCs in Silicon Valley are suffering from frequent power outages these days.
Always on the leading edge of technology, many firms use Internet-based telephone systems. That means that when the power goes out and Internet routers fail, so do the phone lines. Mobile phones don't provide much help — the rolling hills that help make the area such an attractive one for financiers also make it notoriously bad for cellphone reception.

Perhaps they should check in with MIT students and faculty, who just demonstrated a Wirelessly Powered Lightbulb. However, one commenter observed that this was a Great lab trick, but like home nuclear reactors, not too wise.

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