Digital Manners: Texting on Takeoff

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Oct. 18 2011 2:05 PM

Texting on Takeoff

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe debate whether it’s OK to tattle on a fellow airplane passenger who’s flouting the rules.

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This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss the etiquette of informing on a passenger who ignores the in-flight announcement to kindly turn off all electronics. Listen to Episode 25 using the audio player below or by opening this player in a new tab.

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Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Emily Yoffe is a regular Slate contributor. She writes the Dear Prudence column. 

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