The Worst Idea in the History of the World
In a comment to Burt’s recent post about the FAA’s recent decision to allow the use of electronic devices turing takeoff and landing, I made this joke:
if this leads to cell phones being approved for airline flights, I can only hope that the rules for justifiable homicide are modified accordingly.
Just a reductio, of course. No one could ever be that insane, because obviously trapping people in a small seat with some idiot next to them yammering for hours would violate both common decency and the Eighth Amendment.
The Federal Communications Commission said Thursday that it will consider rules that would allow air travelers to make calls and use their cellular data plans once a plane reaches 10,000 feet. Restrictions would remain for takeoffs and landings.
A modest proposal: each passenger gets the choice of using either a cell phone or a sledgehammer. (The latter is for use on the offending cell phone. Of course. Probably.)