Argh! My TiBook's backlighting turns off whenever too much palm pressure is applied to the right wrist guard. If I put the machine to sleep the screen fires up just fine. I presume there's something under there that's triggering the shut-off. I hope this fixes itself, I don't fancy missing my 'pooter for several days!
Last year we were talking about the state of US based technology, including the power-grid: "Look at TV. the states still uses NTSC as their standard, which is technically inferior to the European PAL system. Jokingly in the tv bizz we call it Never The Same Color. The global cellphone standard is GSM, again, the states uses primarily incompatible technology. Hey, what about that 110 volt powergrid! Most modern grids run 220 volts. Granted, you fry faster when you drop your toaster in your european sized bathtub... "