Techno travel

Flying back from Frankfurt via London, a few interesting observations: four 30 and 50 somethings were teaching each other the fine points of T9 data entry on their Nokia phones at the Frankfurt airport lounge. One indication that SMS is bigger over there then in the States. Then at the gate a mother and a todler walks by, the mother was holding a Fujitsu Lifebook, the smallest subnotbook that has a built in CD/DVD drive. She was using it to play a kids movie for the todler. Finally on the plane, I manage to fired up my thinkpad in, yes, Linux and did some programming. Linux on a laptop on a plane, at least a first for me.