Hurricane Sandy reveals a life unplugged

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For a swath of teenagers and preteens on the East Coast, the power failures that followed Hurricane Sandy last month represented the first time in their young lives that they were totally off the grid, without the ability to text, play Minecraft, video-chat, check Facebook, or send updates to Twitter.

Interesting story with a lot of testimonials. If you weren’t in the US, it’s a good way to understand how people lived through Sandy.