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Actually, yes, Arthur C. Clarke's vision of checking the news on a tablet computer while in flight can be improved upon... (Read the complete story)

"Hey - there's the Grand Canyon."
(Bill Christensen 8/10/2009 5:37:26 PM)
"I've done this on my last flight about 3 years ago. For me it cost a few pieces of eight but it was well worth it. There aren't many ways to pass an 11 hour flight."
(Sabre Runner 8/11/2009 2:24:31 AM)
"Also happened in Inherit The Stars (1977): A character uses a laptop with the in-flight data connection to order a taxi for when he touches down, using a credit card, via what is essentially video-skype. Not bad for over 30 years ago."
( 8/11/2009 7:33:56 AM)
"'Posting a news story from a flight' ... don't know if you could find an actual scene of Ford Prefect doing this in any of the 'Hitchhiker's Guide' stories, but it was implicitly his modus operandi ..."
(soon to be approved by whoever is wandering throug 8/11/2009 9:38:58 AM)
"No, strike that, the Guide didn't really cover news, it was more like Wikipedia."
(or maybe not 8/11/2009 9:41:15 AM)
"Actually the 'Clarke Moment' I thought you meant was the 'indistinguishable from magic' kind. As in, internet on a moving airplane? How the @#$ could this possibly work?!"
(satellite voodoo 8/11/2009 9:42:15 AM)

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