Virgin Atlantic has become the third airline to restrict the use of Apple and Dell laptop batteries on its flights. Here’s what Cory Doctorow (Boing Boing, EFF, fiction writer) had to say on episode 68 of TWIT:
You know, I think that for air travel, what they should do is strip us naked, shoot us with tranquilizer darts… Actually, I’ve got a better idea: Ninja Airlines. Right? In the middle of the night, a ninja sneaks into your room and blow-darts you, saran-wraps you, sticks a routing tag onto you, packs your suitcase for you, ships you to the other side, takes you to your hotel, slips you onto the covers, unpacks your suitcase, stands on the windows of your hotel, blow-darts you with the antidote, slips silently out the window while you stretch your arms, yawn and go: “I’ve woken up in Hong Kong”. That… THAT would be a perfectly safe airline.