After the Storm

A Deluge of Powerstrip Porn as Sandy’s Victims Huddle Around Charging Stations

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Some scenes were outright chaotic.

As New Yorkers stumble northward in search of working outlets, the whole city is seeing spontaneous outbreaks of cooperation. After perusing social media feeds, we feel safe declaring this the week that everyone learned to cowork: one guy shows up with an extension cord outside of a Starbucks, and everyone clusters around politely to get their mobile devices working again. And then, with their newly juiced devices, they’re taking pictures of their setups.

And so behold, disaster porn’s geekier cousin.