I'm at 30,000 feet, typing on my laptop. Thanks to the Connexion service, this Lufthansa flight home has wifi and broadband internet.
Currently I'm talking to by buddy Brian over Google Talk. I'm in the air over Greenland and he's in Santa Barbara, California. The quality is as good as a phone call.
A year or so ago, I was on a flight with Mira, my youngest daughter. She was upset that she couldn't get on the web with the laptop. I tried to explain that when flying there was no internet access. I guess the airlines heard her complaints.
"The future is here, it's just not evenly distributed." - William Gibson quote