Wi-Fi in the Air
Sure, time flies when you’re enjoying in-flight entertainment, watching movies or sitcoms, playing games or bopping along to the latest Coldplay single on the radio channels.
But if you’re the type of person who must impulsively update your Facebook page, check out the latest antics on YouTube or even browse the day’s local news and gossip, you may find yourself fidgeting in your seat.
In August, American Airlines became the first airline to introduce Wi-Fi service onboard.
For as little as the average cost of an airport meal — $12.95 — passengers on some flights can access their favorite Web sites and download online entertainment on flights that are upward of three hours, according to an article in London’s Times Online.
The only downside is you’d no longer be able to use the unavailability of the Internet as an excuse to take a break from work!
Luxury and convenience have got to be two of the best things about technological innovation. Sure, one could yak into infinity about efficiency, productivity increases, faster collaboration, and better information dissemination, but that’s so, well, work-related.
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