This might be OT a bit here, but I still found it so fascinating after digging it up just now, that I thought people might want to see it. It’s a description of the huge complexity of designing and repairing big power lines, and it’s mind-blowing.
This is one of my all time favorite “put your stupid compiler problems in perspective” article.
One day I dream of working on REAL problems.
“The ground return is the Santa Monica Bay.”
(I liked that sentence.)