Thursday, March 02, 2006

Power Outage Darkens Day

I have been impressed by the low no-show rate among Ohio State undergraduates. We are making some progress since they show up.

In fact, one nice young gentleman was participating in the experiment when I got a call this afternoon that something broke, and the power was going out in the journalism building at 1 p.m. The time was 12:55 p.m. This gave me just enough time to confirm the rumor, free the participant from his windowless and soon to be pitch black room, and power down the computers. On schedule the power went off.

Given that the lab is on the third floor, and now not even the emergency lights are working in the stairwell, it is no surprise that the 2 p.m. participant did not show up. The next experiment is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m., and the power is supposed to be back on by 3 p.m.

All of this refreshes memories of fire drills and jackhammers in Eigenmann Hall!


Blogger IUAngelini said...

Poor Byungho. He's running his dissertation subjects and there are some walls being torn down just a couple of floors above us.

2:21 PM  

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