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Submission + - Legacy From the 1800s Leaves Tokyo in the Dark (itworld.com)

itwbennett writes: "East Japan entered its fifth day of power rationing on Friday, with no end to the planned blackouts in sight. The local electrical utility can't make up the shortfall by importing power from another region, though, because Japan lacks a national power grid, a consequence of a decision made in the late 1800s."
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Legacy From the 1800s Leaves Tokyo in the Dark

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It was kinda like stuffing the wrong card in a computer, when you're stickin' those artificial stimulants in your arm. -- Dion, noted computer scientist