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Government Shutdown Delays Removing Electronic Ban

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-image-pocket-white-brown-electronic-book-image15659946According to Law Professor Josh Blackman, the government shutdown is likely to further delay the FAA making a final recommendation on electronics in flight.

The Chicago Tribune reports the FAA recommended allowing e-readers and tablets to remain on (in airplane mode) during takeoff.  Laptops would not be allowed because of the potential danger of a passenger losing their grip during takeoff.

The danger of a passenger dropping a Kindle was used as an argument before as to why we should not allow people to use e-readers during takeoff, but I can assure you–I would rather be hit with a Kindle than a copy of War & Peace (which is on my Kindle, and I’m up to something like 6% read after three years).

This will allow me to finish the level I’m currently playing in Ridiculous Fishing or Plants vs. Zombies–I mean, further engage with a great literary work of art.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible if you click through that link and become addicted to Ridiculous Fishing. 

 

About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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