Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Real Reason you can't use your cell phone when you fly.....

It all comes down to economics... and the ability of the Government and airlines to ensure they can profit from cell phone use as much as possible. See http://www.marginalrevolution.com/marginalrevolution/2007/04/why_wont_they_a.html and the link there....

2 comments:

Luke said...

Really? Then shall we ban cell phones on buses,trains, ships and other vehicles? Will people be better off by cutting off nagetive information flow?

James Yetman said...

If you ask the bus, train, and ship operators if they'd like to have the monopoly rights over mobile phone operations on their vehicles, I'm sure they'd answer "Yes!" But clearly this would be economically inefficient.