Thursday, March 18, 2010

Distracted Northwest Pilots Prove that Laptop Computers Create Time Vortex

Remember those Northwest pilots of Flight 188 who flew past their destination in October and nobody heard from them for more than an hour? Well, they did not fall asleep as some folks supposed.
The two pilots "became distracted by a conversation" about the airline's new work schedule system and by laptop computers they were using in violation of company policy and did not communicate with air traffic control for about 1 hour and 17 minutes while they cruised past their Minneapolis, Minnesota, destination at 37,000 feet, the NTSB said. (CNN)
This proves that laptops really do create some kind of time vortex or black hole. You get on one, do a little web surfing, talk to a few friends, and the next thing you know, you're missing an hour, sometimes a day.

3 comments:

Anna Renee said...

Yeah, I used to do this with books as a young girl, miss my bus stop!
I work graveyard and when I come home I should go to bed so I can get up at noon and have the day, but of course instead, I go straight to the computer. Next thing I know its 11.30am and Ive been on for 5 hours! Missed sleep.

Hey Shae! said...

They must create a time vortex because I can log on to check my bank balance, next thing I know I've Tweeted, left comments on Facebook, watched three YouTube videos and commented on a dozen blogs. Where did the time go???

Vérité Parlant is Nordette Adams said...

Thank you Anna and Shae! You both made me laugh because I relate. We really have to work at managing time because the Net has so many distractions. I've taken to setting my phone to beep at certain times to make sure I don't get sucked in.