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January 4, 2005 12:01 AM

Broken: Airport laptop terminal

LaguardialaptopPhilip J. Hollenback writes:

Attached is a picture of a laptop data port at LaGuardia Airport, NYC. Picture was taken in the Northwest terminal.  Someone decided to replace one of the pay phones with some sort of laptop data port.  However, they didn't install any sort of desk or ledge.  In the hour I was waiting at the airport, I observed three people forced to sit on the floor while using this data port.


They did the same thing in Philadelphia, too. The last time I used it, I sat on the floor and my legs fell asleep. As I was trying to get up, two pilots rushed over to help me -- they thought I had fallen and I couldn't get up!

Posted by: Joe Taylor Jr. at January 4, 2005 10:00 AM

It also looks like the unit has a sloped top to prevent debris (and laptops) from being placed up there.

Posted by: Bob Sifniades at January 4, 2005 10:04 AM

It certainly works as an ad for WiFi services.   : )

Posted by: Rob at January 4, 2005 11:56 AM

But people still use it ;-)

Posted by: dusoft at January 4, 2005 01:30 PM

Maybe they're going to upgrade to a floating holographic interface soon.

Posted by: Maurs at January 4, 2005 05:50 PM

But People ! This is to the future! ! I remember when Automobiles showed up on the American scene - and there were no roads!!

Posted by: Al Tracy at January 4, 2005 08:24 PM

I thought the wire was pluged in to the woman user not the laptop... :-D

Posted by: Dimanch at January 10, 2005 03:12 AM

Ha! I have sat in that exact spot while checking my e-mail before a Delta flight. Broken, indeed.

Posted by: Vidiot at January 10, 2005 03:40 PM

Well... Laptops /are/ suppossed to be LAPtops. XDD

Posted by: Faye at January 12, 2005 07:55 AM

just set the laptop on top of an pay phone

Posted by: fonzi at June 17, 2005 10:13 PM

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