Saturday, June 18, 2011

Noise pollution

When you get an electrician out to fix your faulty kitchen light, he doesn't provide a commentary on the gauge of wire he is using or what size amp fuse he'll break the circuit with. You trust that you hired a qualified technician and he knows what he's doing, and he shuts up and gets on with it.

So why do aircraft pilots insist on giving us updates on the altitude and cruising speed and temperature and head wind and tail wind? Yes? We're in the air, right? You can tell me when we get there, and I'll probably already have a good idea of that anyway.

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