About that Sony static electricity claim

Killing field

Letter "A spokeswoman likened the shock to strength of a static electricity charge"

Sony recalls 18,000 Vaios

Reg Reader Dan writes:

I do love it when spokespersons (to be properly PC
here) say things like "... a shock such as that from
static electricity".

Last time I checked, lightning was static electricity.
So's that produced by Van Der Graf's generator, as
located in Boston Science Museum (from memory, the
potential that thing kicks out is in the order of ten
million volts).

I'm sure Sony's users would be ever-so-pleased to learn
that their Vaio could fry them to a crisp with it's
static-electricty-like shocking effect.

Regards,

Dan. ®

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