I'm sitting ten feet away from a large metal
box-shaped object the size of a small car. This imposing object has a large,
heavy switch on one side, and bears the logo and name of the Liebert
. Inside are noxious acid
s and heavy metal
s even you
hesitate a moment to feed to your sibling
s. The Liebert, as it is called, is a giant
lead-acid battery. It hums (it doesn't know the words). It rumble
s. It shakes. If
the power goes out, it thunder
And the lights stay on.
importantly, the computers stay on.
Personally, I think that having two hundred and eighty eight cubic feet
of lead-acid battery looming a few feet away from me is somewhat neat.