Originally Posted by bobmarksdale
Most pc users just hide in shame...
I don't think that's it.
I really believe a big amount of people with laptops out in the airport are just showing off. While getting out of LAX I saw way too many with laptops and not enough actually paying attention to their screens. I had my work ThinkPad with me, but didn't see a reason to take it out.
Not to mention that airports are still very ill equipped with the amount of power plugs available. While waiting for a flight out of Newark NJ that was first delayed 6 hours and then canceled altogether, you could see groups of people huddled together around one plug. They would each charge their notebook or cell phone in turns...two women got into it about who was next to charge their phone. I helped out couple of little kids who were assed out of charging their GameBoy and were being punked around by adults who just wanted to charge their phones. I love when my 225pounds and an eastern-european accent work in my favor. That was my good deed for the month.