Neat and workmanlike anyone?
I still recall a photo that I saw in a book years ago about the poor "Barrios" in India. There was a power pole with what must have been hundreds
of unauthorized taps going down to the shacks -- Everything from zip cord to singles just wrapped around the cables. There was a guy on a ladder, precariously working through the maze of wires to add his own tap to the supply. The caption below read "This hazardous task has often resulted in electrocution."
I can see one result of the British influence there: The red/yellow/blue phase coding.
[This message has been edited by pauluk (edited 04-05-2005).]