Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Edison Hour

As a counter to "Earth Hour," the University of Michigan Students of Objectivism are encouraging people to turn on their lights in a celebration of the man who brought us the electric light bulb, Thomas Alva Edison. From their Facebook page:

In 2009, at 8.30pm on March 28, we are asking people across the world to
turn ON their lights and join together in a celebration of technology and
industrialization. For one hour, please use as much power and energy as possible
in order to celebrate the advancement of mankind.
It's as simple as a flip of the switch.

Thanks to the kids, we usually keep the lights blazing around here anyway, so it will be hard to light up more than normal. Maybe I should break out some Christmas lights and string them up.

(h/t Miranda at Ramen & Rand. Click here for her thoughts on the meaning of Edison Hour vs. Earth Hour.)

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