Blogging from 30,000 ft

It is human nature to be unsatisfied. When we get a new technology, it may initially impresses us a lot. But we habituate extremely rapidly to whatever the new norm is and start complaining again.
Case in point: my flight to Delhi is on Lufthansa, and Lufthansa planes now are wifi-enabled. Holy cow! OK, for 20 minutes I was impressed. But now I’m complaining to my seatmates about the download speed (162.1 kilobits per second? pathetic!), and the fact that not all ports are open (no skype? WTF?).
I’m sure 20 minutes after they develop cold fusion, we’ll find some reason to complain about that.

4 thoughts on “Blogging from 30,000 ft

  1. Anonymous May 28, 2006 / 7:52 am

    I for one am glad there’s no skype (or cell service) on flights. It’s annoying enough to have to deal with loud talkers at restaurants, in stores, etc. A whole plane full of people like that is not something I’d consider “progress”.

  2. Puru May 28, 2006 / 11:37 am

    How much time does take gmail take to open?lol

  3. ana May 29, 2006 / 11:07 pm

    20 minutes? You are way too optimistic…

  4. Carolyn May 31, 2006 / 12:34 am

    You can Skype on SAS flights — my colleagues do that all the time. I wonder how annoying that must be…

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