On the plane home from Web 2.0….
Right after we pulled back from the gate, the pilot announced that they were looking into mechanical trouble. They turned off the engines for a few minutes. Then the engines came back on and the pilot said that everything was fine. He said that a warning indicator had lit up and they had suspected it was due to a computer malfunction. Apparently, the only way to make sure was to turn the engines off and on again and thus reboot the plane’s computer.
A few nervous flyers started looking around and gripped their armrests firmly. It made me laugh, though I was glad that it hadn’t happened in mid-air. Who would have thought that you’d ever need to reboot an airplane?