Wi-Fi On Planes: Innovation Or Invasion?

Ah the sweet sweet mother's milk of mainlined internet access. Who can deny what a terrific luxury it is to blast down the Infobahn while soaring through the clouds? I can! Remember what it was like to be unreachable? Here's my Harvey Dent moment: I do remember what it's like to be unreachable; it meant taking a redeye instead of a daytime flight so I wouldn't miss a day of work. Still, I can't help but look back fondly on those days...

I know, I know: If you don't like it, don't use it. But am I the only one who feels obligated to jack in transit if the option presents itself? Hell, I'm in transit right now. A fantastic book freshly downloaded to my Kindle. But here I am. Working. Because I can. It's not just me, right?

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    We don't need it. The next thing you know, you'll be sitting next to some spotty foreign kid who is intent on Skyping his weeping girlfriend, with the volume turned up and him talking very loudly - right when we're all trying to get some sleep.

    Convenience breeds ignorance.

    I wouldn't mind hearing that conversation actually... then laugh right in his face until he disconnects due to embarrasment.

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