My HP Pavilion 560w PC is now twelve years old!
How very interesting. You know how an electric motor is the exact opposite of a generator? Or an audio speaker is the exact opposite of a microphone. They have all the same components.
I have a confession to make: When I first got this PC I was so suspicious of it (and having read too much about 007 spyware) that I actually sat down in front of it and gave it a lengthy speech – even BEFORE I plugged it in.
I figure if the transponder on our house gas meter can transmit information using only RF energy (no batteries) picked up from the ambient air and send data to a passing van or all the way downtown, there’s really no telling what’s actually inside this beast.
Some day that speech will show up on the Internet.