That Economist Article We Wanted You To Read, In Full

Yesterday, we recommended reading the Economist as a healthy alternative to the illustrious Jugs Magazine. In particular, we highlighted the excellence of a recent article called Welcome Aboard, and laboriously typed in a snip for your amusement. We then recommended you go out and buy the magazine.

But seriously, that’s not what blogging’s all about. It’s about freeloading. But what could we do? We were hampered by fair use laws. Luckily, some of our wily commenters came up with an alternative to buying the magazine: an impetuous Chinese blogger was kind enough to type it all up. And we can sure link that!

Here’s another snip:

    Please switch off all mobile phones, since they can interfere with the aircraft’s navigation systems. At least, that’s what you’ve always been told. The real reason to switch them off is because they interfere with mobile networks on the ground, but somehow that doesn’t sound quite so good. On most flights a few mobile phones are left on by mistake, so if they were really dangerous we would not allow them on board at all, if you think about it. We will have to come clean about this next year, when we introduce in-flight calling across the Veritas fleet. At that point the prospect of taking a cut of the sky-high calling charges will miraculously cause our safety concerns about mobile phones to evaporate.

Thanks to Crayon Shinobi for the link.

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