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Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Sunday, 10 April 2005


Coffee, Tea, or Shove that Phone Right Up Your…?

As if flying wasn’t enough of a trial already, you may have heard that the FCC is considering lifting their ban on mobile phone use in airplanes. While the FAA may still restrict their use, this is just one barrier less to having a person yammering away for hours on end, one foot away from your ear.

While most people find this offensive, there are a minority of people who would like to be able to use their phone in a plane, and of course a few companies who are more than willing to charge them for it.

If you don’t like it, you can do something about it; the FCC has extended their public comment period until May 26, and provide a convenient online form for giving them a (polite) piece of your (US-only, unfortunately) mind.