The ability to learn from the mistakes of others is — according to some — a hallmark of higher learning.
Let’s say, for example, hypothetical, a government agency, maybe just a state-run agency, in a fit pique, and with an eye to short-term profit? Let’s say that caused power outages when severe weather hit.
Winter 2021: snovid!
I learned three things.
- Need a way to make hot coffee.
- Need to make sure batteries are charged.
- Replace flashlight bulbs with LED bulbs.
Weather forecast was for possible severe weather, no way to boil water, but I ran around and made sure the elf-dozen various battery-packs I’ve got? Each one was drained, topped off, and ready.
The flashlights? Already did that.
Coffee. Hot coffee in emergency conditions. Need to figure that one out.
I realize, against the current backdrop of news? Not a big deal. Still, what have we learned: in the last 6-8 weeks?