So much brainpower and investment in the US is being devoted to building great software. Meanwhile, US infrastructure, which was the envy of the world 50 years ago, is now crumbling everywhere: roads, bridges, tunnels, trains, train stations, airports, etc. Power grids too.
The demonstrations of Internet-connected smart home lighting solutions went exactly as expected.
Props to Brian/Techcrunch for the shout out to my favourite Everything But The Girl song!
> (2:13PM PT) According to the CTA, the culprit was, in fact, the rain. Here’s a link to a relevant Everything But the Girl video and here’s the official statement on the matter.
( that link is to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4sPkS8b62Q )
2018 is totally crushing it for my sense of crippling dread and ironic humor.
CES = Consumer Electronics Show
Is there any word on the cause? Did exhibitions simply use too much power? Is it residual damage from the heavy rain?
Power is back on now in the central hall.
Too many crypto miners?
Gank that shit!
Is this really news worthy of a top spot on Hacker News?