Airports need more power outlets

Posted on Monday, Dec 04 2006 @ 09:36 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
New York Times wrote a nice post last week that airports need more power outlets:
Airport concourses, particularly older ones, were never known for their abundance of electrical sockets. But a convergence of factors — including new wireless Internet access in terminals, stricter airport security measures and the proliferation of power-hungry gadgets — has added to the deficit of outlets. Airports are rushing to add new ones.

“You can’t help but notice business travelers hovering above the outlets at the airport, waiting for their turn,” said Joanne Paternoster, a former assistant director of customer service for the aviation department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and now a consultant for Maritz Research. “People are arriving earlier at the airport so that they have enough time to make it through security, and there are just not enough outlets to go around.”

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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