Sign me up for an early trip, mid-2006, on Airbus' A380—if possible, one configured for Richard Branson's Virgin! Love Bold Bets! The Airbus Maxi-gamble is as heartening as P&G&Gillette is dispiriting. (Alas, I think Boeing really blew this one.) (Or even if Boeing didn't "blow it," it's a far cry from the Boeing that "insanely" bet on the Quarto 747 a few decades ago—and thus Changed the World!)
(Emirates has ordered 45 of the Big Suckers! As I mentioned after an earlier visit, the UAE seems to be doing everything in a Big Way these days. Their "democracy score" still leaves a lot to be desired, but their "Crazy Capitalist Quotient" is Off the Charts!)
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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