Presenting the Official, Unsatisfying Explanation for the Super Bowl Blackout

Sorry to get your hopes up. It’s an explanation, but it doesn’t really explain much. According to the energy company that provides the New Orleans Superdome’s power (sorry, I’m just not going to call it by its official name) “the failure of a device meant to protect the power supply” caused the blackout. Ok, then. In the words of the tech guy in the control room when the power went out, “What does that mean?” [New York Times]