Tuesday, June 19, 2012
FAA bemused further by web-enabled watches, eyeglasses
On Monday June 18, on p. B4 of Business Day, Nick Bilton reported in the New York Times on the complications for FAA rules on electronics use during takeoff on landing, from devices like Internet-mobile-enabled wristwatches and even eyeglasses.
I don’t wear a watch anymore at all, since a cell phone can give me the time. So web-enabling of a grabby watch seems like overkill to me.
Nevertheless, it will heighten the debate further on the latent dangers of electronics for older aircraft (last discussed here May 24).