Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Read Your Kindle On the Plane!

Not exactly copyright news, but it's still pretty exciting.  The Federal Aviation Administration just rescinded its long-time ban on the use of electronic devices during take off and landing.  Yeah!

In hindsight, it was a stupid ban, really. There was no way a cell phone or your e-reader were going to take down a jet airliner.  But out of an abundance of caution, the FAA imposed the ban back in the early 90s just in case.  Fine.

But why did it take 20 years to lift the ban? 

Here in Seattle, it appears that Amazon is pretty happy about the news.

So am I.