Our lives are so full of "little black boxes" that hide from us a level of complexity that few of us truly grasp. This is a HeNe (Helium-Neon) Laser refracted across some PC-104 hardware, with a touch of dry ice to highlight the beam. The speckled nature of the red areas is inherent to laser light.
Earned 5th place in the FujiMugs "Science and Technology" challenge.
Update 2005/08/05: Entered in the PhotoFriday.com "Complexity" challenge.
Update 2006/03/17: Entered in the PhotoFriday.com "Technology" challenge - couldn't resist that topic :-)