I can’t say that I’m a fan of seeing high-speed Internet access being rolled out onto airlines.

Why is it that flights often make for good working conditions? In spite of all the discomfort, there’s something zen-like and cloistered about being in an aircraft and incommunicado. Particularly when lights dim and people are sleeping or absorbed in their movies with headphones on, it’s easy to get in a zone with the material you’re looking at, on a laptop or from a printout.

Free in-flight wifi means we’re quickly losing an unexpected haven for deep productivity

If this happens, why bother putting windows in the aircraft? No-one will be looking out them anyway.