HacDC Member fights lightning strike with Firewire, blogs about it.

What happens when Lightning fries the ethernet port on your Mac?  Better hope you have Phil Shapiro and Firewire on your side…

Last week a friend of mine called me to say her iMac G3 had been struck by lightning. It no longer worked on the Internet and she desperately needed to be back online.

Happily, I had picked up a donated iMac G3 computer a day before from a school that was no longer using it. I took a 6-pin to 6-pin Firewire cable with me when I headed over to her house….

Read Phil’s blog entry at the PC World Blog

Photo is Target Mode Mac, originally uploaded by psd, used under Creative Commons.