Posted on Wednesday, January 26th, 2005
The media image of the US is that of a place where everything is bigger, bolder, brighter, better. And god bless ‘em, the Yanks embrace that philosophy heartily in many areas, as anyone who’s ever found their car in the slipstream of a Chevy Suburban will know all too well. (I mean, where else on Earth would “three-quarter ton” be an integral part of the vehicle name?)
One place where they fall short, though, is the juice you get out of a power socket. 120 volts? What’s with that?