Nowhere to Hide: Googling in Space

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The New York Times:

Starting next week and over the next few months, several American airlines will begin testing Internet service on their planes.

On Tuesday, JetBlue Airways will begin offering a free e-mail and instant messaging service on one aircraft, while American Airlines, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines plan to offer a broader Web experience in the coming months, probably at a cost of around $10 a flight.

Tuesday, 7:05 am, JFK to DFW, JetBlue Flight 263:
Seat 5A: Dude, what u doin? just took off. drunk off my ass by 1 PST HELL YEA. Flyin suks.
Seat 14F: hi mom.just tok off. $10? tis connectn so lame.
Seat 17C: wassup? jus tk off. i thot stewardss wer supposed 2b be hot? pilot has a lisp. LOL!!!!!!!!!!!
Seat 19D: i wanna divorc. jst took ff.
Seat 22B: just tuk off. r u there?! OMIGOD. Loser in 5A watchng porn!!!!!!!!! its 7:06 in THE MORNING!!! Flyin is he wurst. ths connectn suck bg tme. shudda brout a book….

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