Friday, June 17, 2016

Electronical Living

Last time we got together with friends to sew we were so impressed with this ever-so-modern (in the 80s) ELECTRONIC sewing machine foot pedal. That is until it kept shorting out, the usually lovely air off the lake became blue due to the operator's frustration, and we decided that even a human powered treadle machine would be an improvement over the electronic performance of this piece of perhaps not-so-modern equipment.

Wikipedia has a lot to say about electronics (the science of how to control electric energy, energy in which the electrons have a fundamental role)  but the very best fact is this:

Rasberry crazy ants have been known to consume the insides of electrical wiring, and nest inside of electronics; they prefer DC to AC currents. This behavior is not well understood by scientists.

And some further googling about electronics led us to the very interesting Urban Dictionary answer to the question, "Is electronical a word?"

Well, yes, guess so, kinda. Definition #1 is - A drunken reference to electronic equipment.

So, after that second cosmo during sewing studio cocktail hour you might hear some bragging about the amazing electronical foot pedal. Even if it doesn't work so well. 

1 comment:

Blue said...

This is an interesting post.