We chuckle, but the thing is electricity and the things we can make it do for us really is wonderful and amazing. Things like this make me look around the room and realize how new, clever, fragile and *wonderful* all these devices are. Imagine! Harnessing lightning so I can write something on this laptop–this amazing laptop–and with the push of a button be able to communicate with people from Ireland to New Zealand. The only thing that makes it humdrum is our dullness. The wonder is still there.