Re: Hi everyone, and a new music link

From: Doug Jones (
Date: Mon Jan 10 2000 - 00:18:16 MST

> Emlyn & Jodie on Pentacle wrote:
> Oh, and I'm thinking of building a coat from working solar collectors
> (panels? cloth if such a thing exists?). I'm thinking that the finished
> outfit might power some wearable computing trickery. Mostly it'd be a PR
> thing for the band & for personal high tech in general (plus I'd get a
> really freaky solar suit! Ha ha!).
> *The word "cool" here means cool according to me, which may or may not
> map onto a more general definition, depending who you ask.

Cool is far from describing such a suit- you'd risk heatstroke wearing it
in full sunlight- solar cells are *dark* and turn 75%+ of the light falling
on them into heat. Don't wear it in Mojave in the summer, that's for damn

Doug Jones
Rocket Plumber, XCOR Aerospace

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