The decision faced when prompted with a low battery on a device such as a phone or ipod you wish to use later. Brought on by the fear that by going through the energy-consuming act of turning off the device you may actually use the last of the battery you are trying to conserve.
As Jenny needed her phone to call a cab later but had minimal battery left, she was faced with the Battery Conservation Paradox. Did she dare attempt to turn off her phone lest it die completely?
by Senormeowington October 14, 2011