Since my post last November about the F.A.A. Lifting the ban on smart devices during take-off or landing, the issue to cell phone use has come up again and again. Yesterday, at KQED’s Forum, Dave Iverson interviewed Nick Bilton, Tech columnist and reported for The New York Times. Mr. Bilton has approached the matter from all angles and I find his analysis thorough and comprehensive.
I had expressed my trepidation about these developments, however. As much as I have Mr. Bilton to thank for now being able to keep my eReader powered up throughout a flight, I dread the possibility that I may be sandwiched between irate callers arguing on their devices totally oblivious to their physical surroundings.
Have you heard or read about this? What’s your take on it?
I certainly hope that the profit driven market will not prevail on this one. Or else, as I have mentioned before, we need “Cones of Silence” installed in all the seats for our sanity.
We have banned smoking because we share the air we breathe inside planes. We should treat the limited space each of us have with the same respect.
- Questions and Answers About Cellphones on Planes (bits.blogs.nytimes.com)