Things I understand. Things I don't.

This is possibly the single greatest thing in the history of the universe. Thinking may be required (although given I’ve found it, you could append “precious little” to the front of “thinking” if needed). But at least this I understand — and if I’m being honest, I’d like to work out how to do that to one of my own mice.
What I don’t get is this; it’s council cleanup/hard rubbish week in our street. We’ve put out quite a bit of junk, including some electrical items, now dead. And, as has happened every time we’ve had a council cleanup for the last seven years, someone has come along and snipped all the power plugs off any electrical item. All up and down the street, there are broken VCRs, Vacuum cleaners and tellies, all united in their bald, stripped down power cables, dangling in the wind.
Why? I mean, why would you bother? Is there gold in them thar plugs? A secret stash of crack cocaine? What is going on?

About the author

Alex Kidman is a multi-award winning Australian technology writer, former editor at Gizmodo, CNET, GameSpot, ZDNet, PC Mag, APC, Finder and as a contributor to the ABC, SMH, AFR, Courier Mail, GadgetGuy, PC & Tech Authority, Atomic and many more. He's been writing professionally since 1998, and his passions include technology, social issues, education, retro gaming and professional wrestling.


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