Doc Searls reports on new security rules at the airport:
Something bad happened (they won't tell us), and now the TSA won't let you carry any liquids, gels, pastes or fluids of any kind (pens?) through security checkpoints. Gotta check your medicines, sunblock, water bottels, whatever. This directive went down this morning (it's 4:30am here at Logan in Boston) and has caused a huge backup at the ticket counters and the security checkpoints. I'm sure it's just as bad everywhere, though I haven't looked at any of the news sources yet. (I think I'm at the leading edge of the news, sort of, right here.)
My wife was telling me about it this morning; she watches the morning news as she gets ready for work. She said something about electronics requiring check in; Doc said that seemed to be UK only. I guess I'll find out tomorrow - I'm heading to Florida. If there's any requirement to check laptops, there's going to be chaos - for one thing, they don't survive bag tossing very well. For another thing, they are way too easy to steal out of luggage.
Now all I need is a hurricane to make my travel plans really perk up :/
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