A silver lining

The plot to blow up a bomb packed in laser printer cartridges and sent via an airmail package fortunately failed. Because the trigger may have been a cell phone, this incident may result in the cancellation of plans to provide Wi-Fi and cell phone access to people on planes.

While the lack of Wi-Fi access is a minor inconvenience, not allowing cell phones on planes is a great relief. I had always viewed with horror the thought of being trapped next to a passenger who yakked loudly on a cell phone for the duration of a flight.


  1. says

    I don’t fly as often as before but I am glad cell phone access is not available on a plane.

    Most people don’t know how to talk on a phone without everyone hearing them. Can you imagine 40 of them trying to talk over each other?

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