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It is darkest before the dawn of the loo light

Technology makes things worse before it gets better; it has to be fun to survive its early mediocrity

Someone wrote to tell me that she frequently finds herself alone in the dark, mid-poo, because her company switched to automatic switches for the toilet lights.

If the sensors fail to detect human activity, the lights go off, even if there is a person in a stall.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 16, 2019, with the headline 'It is darkest before the dawn of the loo light'. Print Edition | Subscribe