EMP: The Old News Refreshed

Just now hear about the nuke that could wipe out every computer in the country in one strike? Not a "special" nuke, just a "regular" nuke detonated approximately 200 miles above Chicago would wipe every computer chip in most of the Northern Hemisphere.

"The signal from such an event extends to the visual horizon as seen from the burst point." Was what one paper from the 1980's said about EMP.

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It was a major part of the plot in a Batman comic book: The Dark Knight Falls. I that I think came out when Bush Sr. was in the White House?

Just saying, these reporters make it sound so uniqe and fresh and actually the story is older than dirt.