Interesting discussion on Marc Jacobs' blog on the airplane boarding process and some parallels to distributed programming. Also, one of the commenters on the blog gave this link:
At the airport, I always fantasize myself with a Jedi light sabre in hand, lopping off the heads of those people who block the aisles for ten minutes, trying to shove some ridiculously-sized carry-on into the overhead bin.
Of course, my solution is to equip everyone with their own private jets, ala The Jetsons. However, the New York Times threw cold water on this idea.
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