Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/03

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: New aviation rules
From: "Alexey J. Merz" <alexey@webcom.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 20:04:17 -0400

Austin Franklin typed:

> They claim it, and any electronics,
> interfere with their navigation systems.  If my little cell phone (or my
> Sony walkman) interferes with anything of theirs on the plane, the plane
> wasn't designed properly!  That is a complete farce.

Possibly this hasn't occurred to you, Austin, but the avionics systems 
in use today were largely designed and specified BEFORE -  in most 
cases, decades before - cell phone use was widespread.
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	I am, as I said, inspired by the biological phenomena in which
	chemical forces are used in repetitious fashion to produce
	all kinds of weird effects (one of which is the author).
									-Richard Feynman
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