This article makes my heart happy. I'm an old motor-head who loves classic cars who finds himself at odds with a love of engineering and tech. I think I've found the perfect solution. This post by Andrew Collins at Jalopnik is a great read.
This is the stuff we are talking about
It came to me in the wide, swishy passenger seat of Jonathan Ward’s 1949 Mercury hot rod. All the right smells were imprinting the moment we rolled through industrial Chatsworth, California. Sun-heated steel from the dash; stretched leather; a vague tinge of nicotine on Ward’s jacket. One thing was missing, though: gasoline. The car wasn’t burning any.
I'm a huge fan of the webcomic XKCD. When I saw this one today, it reminded me of a piece I wrote about lightning (The Ultimate Wireless Energy:Lightning) a few years ago. I got a good laugh out of this comic and wanted to share it.