Monthly Archives: December 2011

BYOD, but not on takeoff

One of the more frustrating thing about flying is being asked to turn off your devices on takeoff and landing. You probably already suspect that your Kindle was not going to make the plane crater into the ground, but reading this will make you even more convinced that the whole thing is quite absurd.

Off course now we hear that pilots and navigators will start using iPads in the cockpit. iPad in the cockpit, perfectly safe. Kindle on seat 26f, safety hazard.

To paraphase Bruce Schneier, it’s Safety Theater, nothing more.