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Fluorescent light has a lot of strange associations for me. When I was a boy in the 1960s, I used to spend a lot of time in the pet department of Woolworth's five-and-ten store, admiring the colorful tropical fish and the variety of turtles, chameleons and other tiny reptilian creatures that spent their brief lives in tiny glass terrariums, surrounded by plastic plants and bathed in eerie, flickering fluorescent light. Years later, when I worked in a windowless corner of a newspaper office, I spent long days and nights bathed in the same sort of unnatural glow by the humming, flickering ceiling lights. I finally realized how those reptiles felt.

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