But Rice replied that burying poles isn't as simple a solution as it seems. Buried lines are harder to maintain and have not been proven to withstand storms. The French Quarter and eastern New Orleans kept power not because their lines are buried, he said, but "the luck of the draw."Your electricity service is a random element whose dependability is subject not to the dimensions of the infrastructure designed to deliver it but only to unknowable vagaries of Fortuna's whim. Stop trying to control that which you can never understand.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Nobody could have predicted
One more nugget from Charles Rice yesterday.