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The best laid plans ...

By Asides

So I decided to MySky the Obama Inauguration rather than get up at 5am – just like a foot­ball game, as long as nobody tells me the res­ult I can pre­tend it’s live – and I settled in to watch the CNN cov­er­age at about 7.30am.

And at 7.45am (in Newtown at least) a power cut inter­vened and even killed the pro­gramme I had been watch­ing. Ten minutes later, with power restored, the My Sky star­ted record­ing again auto­mat­ic­ally but did­n’t have any of the pre­vi­ous foot­age and by 7.55am it was all talk­ing heads and motor­cades. So I missed it. I ima­gine it was historic.