beastly plugs

Mirror-world. The plugs on appliances are huge, triple-pronged, for a species of current that only powers electric chairs, in America.

william gibson’s mirror-world concept, gleefully revisited again and again in pattern recognition. This mirror-world meme finds a fertile ground in my thoughts for reproduction and mutation. Something as primary and unnoticed as 240V, could possibly reverberate systematically. What are the psycho-social effects of these beastly plugs, with built-in fuse?

Like British street furniture, they’re chunkily over-engineered, built to see through 1,000 years of Empire. And stubbornly completely different from the rest of Europe, and the US. The fortune spent on plug adapters…