Sep 082008

I Can’t Tell If I Like This Or Not

I Can’t Tell If I Like This Or Not

I am blogging at 35,000 feet, using American Airlines’ new GoGo in-flight Wi-Fi service. I am definitely having mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it’s nice to download the 47 emails I just wrote before two-hours after landing (sorry, team!). It’s also nice to be able to clean out my Inbox so it’s not overflowing when I get to our California office.

On the other hand, it has the potential to destroy one of the last few places in my life that’s completely free of connectivity. That kind of makes me sad.

I think I’m going to turn it off once I do a single pass at the Inbox. I guess I can turn it back on for the same $12.95 fee if I need it again. This service is a great convenience but a bit of a luxury. At least the guy next to me isn’t using Skype!

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One response to “I Can’t Tell If I Like This Or Not”

  1. Tim says:

    I don't know; I read this post from seat 33G of AA 177, possibly the same flight you're on now, and I think it's great. I can really use the productivity time, and given that I live "in the cloud", I can now work while in the clouds. Makes flying a lot less painful (from a work standpoint–it's pretty painful to jam this laptop into a coach seat).