Those of us who want to read electronically on a plane are waiting for the FAA to make it possible to do it from the moment we sit to the moment we get ready to leave.
Amazon tests the problem
This post from Teleread is a teaser. I’m not advocating that the FAA or their compatriots let the makers of devices prove the safety. Even the most naive of us could probably predict the outcome.
Let’s make suggestions
I think it is difficult for the FAA to consider a new approach. As you’ll see in the comment I put on the Teleread post, I think the tests will take so long that the technology may have changed so much that we’ll need a new round of tests.
Takeoff and landing are the most dangerous times – this is why we need to put away the electronic devices. It’s also the time where I need more distraction. The inflight magazine is okay, but if you are taxing for any length of time, you’ll run out of reading material pretty quick.
I think the FAA could just create a set of standards that need to be met. The electronic devices could be made to meet the standard – and be tested. Then the inventors of devices can go at it to their heart’s content.
What ideas do you have?