Quote of the Day

“My fascination with technology started when I was ten years old. I didn’t have a radio in my room, so I thought I’d rig one. I cut off the plug from a lamp, stripped the wires and connected them to the 12V wires of a loose car radio I found in our garage.  I plugged it into the wall socket and watched it literally light on fire on the lovely green shag carpet in my basement room (god bless the 70s)! I frantically reached to unplug it and my hand touched both sides of the exposed wires sending lovely electricity rushing through my lean little body. Luckily, I fell over and the connection was broken. After I stamped on the radio to put out the fire and then carefully unplugged it, I started grinning from ear to ear! That was awesome! I had no idea why it had done what it did, but I had successfully burned up my first electronic device and given my hair a little more snap!  I was hooked.  I wanted to find out how it worked and why it ignited! My older brother Dan, who happened to own the car radio, didn’t think it was so cool.  My dad on the other hand was rather happy that I stopped the house from burning down.”

Dean Nelson, eBay