Tog on The Airport Experience

In AskTog, Bruce T. talks about ways to improve security on airplanes. The terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington made it clear that our current commercial airline security is inadequate. The question is how much further inconvenience must the flying public face before we are rid of the threat of further attack. Like most interface issues, it would appear at first glance that the users of the system must necessarily accept significant inconvenience. Like most interface issues, a deeper analysis shows little, if any, inconvenience is really necessary. ... The answer is to change the technology to fit the new circumstances.