Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Airplane 2.0


There may be a few reasons to grumble about the US government these days, but this just jumped to the top of the list. Virgin America, the US version of Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic, was grounded last month (something about US ownership). Now, VA is fighting back virally with a YouTube video. In it, CEO Fred Reid walks us through one of the airline’s tricked out Airbus 8320 planes. They are awesomeness with wings. First class is plush as expected with big chairs, a flipout LCD and a RJ-45 jack, but even the second cabin has a PC (with a touchscreen LCD and QWERTY keyboard) mounted to fully-adjustable seats. The entertainment system, dubbed RED, allows passengers watch movies and live TV, make playlists from a 3,000 mp3 database (transferable to your next flight), IM, email and play video games with eachother, even order food. There’s also a 110-volt power adapters, Ethernet and USB ports.

Steve Portigal said...
And check out this YouTube piece for a tragically inappropriate barrage of jargon, not aimed at real people who speak normally. Listen for awkward insider phrases like:
* globally available
* primary navigation areas
* list construct
* watch-related options
* toolbar will return but in a reconfigured state
* a cache-format
* hardware platform
* running application over Linux
* stock-out situation


[adapted from a post on my blog]

1 comment:

Steve Portigal said...

And check out this YouTube piece for a tragically inappropriate barrage of jargon, not aimed at real people who speak normally. Listen for awkward insider phrases like:
* globally available
* primary navigation areas
* list construct
* watch-related options
* toolbar will return but in a reconfigured state
* a cache-format
* hardware platform
* running application over Linux
* stock-out situation


[adapted from a post on my blog]