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Tilting at Windmills

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October 27, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

ONE OF THE GREAT PROBLEMS OF OUR TIMES....Thanks to Calblog for pointing out a new product that I've been waiting years for:

[Ira] Goldman invented the Knee Defender, a beeper-sized block of plastic that lets passengers prevent the seat in front of them from reclining.

The gadget, which went on sale about a month ago on the Internet for $10, has sparked heated debate in online chat rooms, and aviation officials worry about the disagreements that will be generated at 30,000 feet.

"Disagreements"? Yeah, this device might cause a few little disagreements.

Personally, I think all airline seats should have a built-in switch that prevents seats from reclining. Of course, I also think that all sports cars should be required by international treaty to have a minimum of 40" of headroom, so I'm not exactly an unbiased observer here.

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