Originally Posted by 5thWiggle
The whole "turn off your electronics" thing is a scam by the airlines! They get you to turn off your reader so you'll leaf through the Skymall catalogue and get addicted to buying crap at 30,000 feet.
The Skymall catalog is actually the first place I ever saw an eBook reader advertised. It was the Rocketbook (eventually became the eBookwise) and was priced at $500. It was that ad that eventually prompted me to buy a PDA to read eBooks on...and thus I was addicted!