It’s one of those questions we all assume there must be a reasonable answer to.

Turns out, maybe not.

Check out New York Times technology columnist Nick Bilton’s blog post about what’s behind this FAA policy.

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/disruptions-fliers-must-turn-off-devices-but-its-not-clear-why/

And the next day’s follow-up on what turned out to be a controversial subject:

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