Monday, January 02, 2006

Airport Design

I was at San Jose International today dropping off Shana for her flight, and as I was wading (almost literally) through the airport mess, I noticed a new sign: "Cell Phone Waiting Area"

I was stunned by the implications of this. The first was the concept that a civil engineer had actually come up with something both intelligent and innovative, the second that the port commission had actually allowed said engineer to implement it without charging money for it.

So waiting for people at the airport may not be any less painful after this -- after all, I have been parking on the fringes of the airport and waiting for a phone call for years -- but it does take the additional risk of getting a parking ticket out of the equation.

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