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Wind-up radio triumphs over modern technology

There’s no television in the TerraPass office. So this morning we crowded around MSNBC’s live stream of the inauguration. Alas, along with most other news sites the stream couldn’t stand up to the pressure.

Just as Chief Justice Roberts stepped forward, the image froze again. Anybody got a radio? But of course, we keep wind-up radios in the green store. After a minute of winding, we found our local NPR station to hear the end of the gun salute and Steve Inskeep saying “well that really was the highlight of the day”.

At least we didn’t miss the speech. Although the 3-second delay between the audio and the not-quite-keeping-up images made it a challenging viewing experience. “It’s like watching a kung-fu movie” quipped one TP employee.

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