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Wired on Storm World (Or, Which Kicks More Butt, Hurricanes or the Transformers?)

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The latest issue of Wired features The Transformers on the cover. And all I can say is, why did Hollywood wait so long to make this movie? Don't they know what I put my parents through when I was six years old and trying to keep pace with friends who'd collected more of these nifty bots than me? The latest Wired also features a short item about Storm World. You can read it online here, but I vote for the PDF version (here), so you can see the truly awesome graphic design (the best I've seen from my clips so far on the new book). And thus the question becomes: Which is tougher, bots that transform back and forth into cars and planes, or nature transforming the sun's energy, stored up in the oceans, into a tropical cyclone? (Hint: A single hurricane can dissipate more power than the world's entire electricity generating capacity as of 2003. See Storm World for the reference.)

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