Thunderous summer

My summer holidays are starting from Midsummer, and just in time arrived thunder, lightning and rain to Finland. A lightning strike close to our home created an electronic impulse that apparently broke our ADSL modem, and this site was couple of days offline. Luckily, nothing else seems broken, and we got a new, identical TeleWell EA-501 v.3 from Verkkokauppa.com in Sunday. Looking at news, we are not alone: there are thunder damages reported from various places. I have a feeling these have been increasing during the last few years… It might be of course that we are just more concerned about the climate change and thus thunderstorms make more of headlines, but then again — it also might be that investing into a telephone line surge protector is a good idea, after all.

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the University of Tampere, Finland.

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