If you weren't concerned about your captain's sobriety the next time you fly American, just hope he isn't drunk and playing Fruit Ninja—now a reality, thanks to the FAA. Don't worry, you still can't use yours during takeoff.
Airlines are in favor of it because they claim it'll allow cockpits to toss giant collections of heavy flight charts and manuals, thus saving fuel. The FAA seems to buy it, because as of friday, it'll be 100% legal. While we're all for modernization and sophistication in the air, I think there's something to be said for having critical documents upon an entire cabin's lives in hard copy. Tablets can break, be spilled upon, be dropped, freeze, be infected with viruses, and a hundred other things electronics are susceptible to. Paper isn't. [TechCrunch]