posted on Jul, 19 2010 @ 05:51 PM
I recall a massive solar storm in the spring of 1996 that fried my business’s satellite communications link.
Because the damage was so wide spread, there was a shortage of replacements that led to having to wait a few months to get a new dish placed on the
roof and then properly positioned.
Really, really horrible things happened as a result of this, we could not use some computer applications and had to pull out this stuff called paper.
It’s very thin and made from wood pulp. It can be written on with something called a pen or a pencil, the pencil is a cylinder of wood that encases
a thin tube of lead. When you press the lead to the paper it leaves a mark, similar to what your keyboard does on a computer screen.
Other catastrophic inconveniences included having to pick up a telephone and speak to other human beings!
Yet the real hardships occurred when some people even had to go to the post office to send the paper written on with pencil through the mail to the
Fortunately everyone managed to survive this very harrowing and uncertain time, though naturally many needed expensive therapy and counseling to get
over the impact of the trauma!
Life goes on people, this is just another way to promote sales and upgrades of communications equipment, a form of stimulus package if you will.