In a positive turn of events, the FCC is “urging” the FAA to let people use mobile electronic devices during flight takeoff and landing, reports The Hill. Julius Genachowski, Chairman of the FCC, sent a letter to FAA acting director Michael Huerta, this Thursday exhorting the benefits of tablets and computers, which he says (and I quote), “empower people to stay informed and connected with friends and family.” Genachowski added more sugar to sweeten the approach, stating further that, “both large and small businesses to be more productive and efficient, helping drive economic growth and boost US competitiveness.”
So basically, “you’re not letting America become more efficient and make more money using the Internet, so it would be great if you could let us use tablets during takeoff, kthanxbai”. In retrospect, that’s what Mr. Genachowski is saying.
Via: New York Ties (Bits)