Nick Bilton decided that it was time to ask a question that the
FAA didn’t want to deal with, or had no way to deal with, or
couldn’t deal with for some reason. Political organizations often
get stuck. The individuals inside may know it’s time to act, but
they can’t pull it together.
Bilton asked a simple question that all of us who fly have asked.
Would the plane crash if I kept reading a book on my iPad while
the plane takes off? If not, why do I have to turn it off?