On Tue, 1 Nov 2011 20:53:59 +0000 (GMT), ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk (Tony
You all know what I meant by the vacuum 'leaking
out' of a CRT, right
:-). Perhaps this analogy will help to explain why I said it.
Of course, it was perfectly obvious, although rather a nice way of
putting it I thought.
The analogy that immediately came to my mind was that of holes in a
semiconductor constituting a current of positive charges.
I suppose one could also say that debt leaks into my bank account and
is removed when my salary gets paid. All the while leaving a negative,
reducing charge of debt in the account.