it was recently pointed out to me that electrical generators don't actually generate _electricity_ since energy can't be created or destroyed. they convert energy. but then, what are they generating?

generators are sources of _low entropy_, in the form of electric current, and I'm still trying to wrap my head around that.

@ashfurrow Or you know, they generate electricity because common vernacular is still a valid way of expressing the more precise terms in day to day conversations.

@ashfurrow they're moving entropy around, the low-entropy fuel gets turned into high entropy hot air and carbon dioxide

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