What do you call the people who wander through airline terminals, looking at the bases of walls, hunting for a previous power outlet into which they can sink their electric teeth? Brilliant, David Weinberger!
It is so true, you have to have experienced that desperate hunt for power at an airport, to understand what he's describing. At first I thought it was thoughtlessness by the airport, and then I wandered into the Qantas Club lounge with hundreds of power outlets. It's deliberate. If you want power, then join the Qantas monopoly.