Mobilising air-rage

Airline passengers could soon be annoyed by something more than a lack of legroom and mewling infants, if European regulators are to have their way.

Airline passengers could soon be annoyed by something more than a lack of legroom and mewling infants, if European regulators are to have their way.

Plans to permit mobile phone use on planes could finally be the straw that breaks the camel's back. Seven-hour flights to New York might result in outbreaks of air rage if the person next to you keeps talking in their Blackberry about how they are "on a plane, right now."

And what is the etiquette of using a Blackberry - the ultimate "I have arrived" symbol - while in economy? New manners for using technology in public is unlikely to be the subject of a Gartner paper, so let's hear your suggestions.

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