Archive: February 19th, 2003

Planes, trains and broadband

This live, literally on-air, description of Lufthansa’s experimental flights with broadband access mirrors my own frustrations with the ludicrous idea of using a pop-up window as a control mechanism:

"The service is activated about thirty minutes into the flight, so I plug in my PowerBook, and I’m suddenly online. Well not exactly suddenly. The connection to the Internet is made by a proxy server, and requires leaving a pop-up window open. But I’m running Safari with popup blocking enabled, and at first I can’t get online."

I wonder how do they do it on the Gothenburg to Copenhagen Express?