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Clearly this is a metaphor for something.
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Most flashlights have the on/off switch in the tail or
somewhere along the barrel. While either design certainly
works, in an emergency there is often a certain amount of
fumbling in the dark while one figures out where the
flashlight is, how the thing is oriented, finds the switch and
turns the damn thing on.
A rubber sleeve over the barrel with concealed pressure
switch would make the light turn on when squeezed. The
flashlight could be cradled in the hand without activating the
light but squeeze it, instant light, no fumbling. And the
traditional switch would offer the standard permanent 'on'
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||I had hoped for a fleshlight, and the proposal makes as much sense for one of those.
||// fleshlight // A bio-luminescent condom?
||I was expecting the switch to be embedded in one's cufflinks.