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Delay at DFW Airport
Janet and Elizabeth spent the one-hour delay in takeoff by playing Monopoly on Janet's palmtop computer. The official Monopoly for Palm game was a present for each of the kids, but it was a bit early so they could download it into their own computers for the trip. (Needless to say, we did not take desktop computers with us!)
The highlight of the transatlantic flight (Airbus 330) was the personalized video system - a flat-screen display in the back of the seat in front of you, with a wired remote. The flight attendants warned us it was "slow and flaky - and really slow!", and I told Janet, "Oh, it runs on Microsoft Windows!". Imagine my surprise when, a few minutes into the menues (filled with movies, TV sitcom episodes, and music) I received a Windows Fatal Exception, and the attendants had to restart the system. Twice.
Truth is stranger than fiction.