Messaging via Yahoo Messenger (YM) is suchan established part of petrochemical life, particularly trading and reporting,that it is already old hat to be messaging with someone on a desktop, laptop ormobile phone. The Blog can still be impressed, however, by innovation on atheme, and it was definitely impressive to get a message the other day from atrader on a plane. The chat connection was as good as normal, and theconversation only came to a halt when the plane was coming in to land.
I don’t think I’ll be following suit anytime soon. With the cost of onboard internet still quite steep, it would haveto be a very important item of information, or I’d have to be very bored, towant to go online mid-flight.