Saturday, April 24, 2010

Airline Industry, Downed By Primitive Volcanoes

When we turned on the news after Shabbat, the big topic was how people are still stranded because of the volcanic ash.  Although some areas have cleared sufficiently for planes to fly, not everyone has found a flight or can leave or arrive.

For decades already we've taken for granted that air travel is safe and reliable.  Many people commute by plane, even internationally.  Flying is no longer "special," nor considered particularly dangerous.  Nu, maybe it isn't so simple...  Trains, cars, buses and boats are returning to popularity, at least in Europe.

That remindds me of those new-flangled electric books.  So much can go wrong.  I prefer paper ones.

And besides all that, don't forget:
"Man plans and G-d laughs."

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