See this story on Salon.com where they claim our ad featuring an airline pilot is misleading. They’re pissed because in our ad we show a pilot using his iPhone to correct the bullshit that’s been fed to him by dispatchers. Now apparently customers are doing this too — sitting on the tarmac, checking out weather reports on their iPhones, and bugging the crap out of the crew.
Here’s the thing. These old-guard legacy companies are just totally threatened by Apple. Reason? We’ve disrupted their business model. We’ve empowered the individual. Of course they hate it. Wait till v2.0 of iPhone comes out with complete pilot instructions, so that people can do more than just double-guess the “experts,” but can actually fly the plane. Now that will be change.