the iPod as a flight data recorder

what a horrible horrible horrible idea this is. Why would anyone want to use an iPod as a black box for an airplane. What exactly is the advantage? oh, sorry, we couldn’t log any of the flight information because I just downloaded the entire Van Halen discography and ran out of space”. Is there really a need for portable flight data recorders? are you ever waiting in traffic and say “shit! i wish I had all the data from yesterdays flight with me so I could listen to it”. I really hope that “real” black boxes dont use cheap commodity hard drives with absolutely no shock resistance built into them.

Then again, i guess since everything in the aeronautics industry is overpriced, the iPod would probably fit in nicely.

god i hate iPods. Actually, I hate stupid looking red planes too

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