Reading or studying on an airplane while travelling can be very valuable. This out of classroom environment can be a very conducive venue for concentration, absorption and understanding of sometimes rather complicated subjects.
My job as an IT Security Analyst, allows me to travel quite frequently up and down the East Coast of the United States. Sometimes in excess of 3 times per week with an average flying time of three hours. This huge amount of flying time can be considered very precious for those who choose to utilize it wisely. I have read and studied many texts and user guides that were related to my profession just by using these blocks of flying time.
Sometime in late November last year, I was on my way to New York City to present a solution for one of my clients located in downtown Manhattan. The presentation was about a new solution which was being offered through my company and if implemented, would save this client a very large sum of money. In order to make this presentation a very successful one I had to be on top of my game and really an expert on the content of my presentation. I had prepared for weeks for this meeting and felt really comfortable with the solution and the tools which I was going to incorporate into my presentation.
Once boarded my flight and was seated comfortably, I put on my noise cancelling headphones and started playing some very relaxing music, tuning out all the noises and other distractions from my immediate surroundings. Once in the air, I took out my laptop and began to perform a final review of my presentation. I began to read through some of the technical documentation just as a precaution. Suddenly, I noticed a new cutting edge feature which was included as part of the solution and I had never seen or heard about it before. This feature provided integration with email clients and mobile devices. This technology is definitely being used very heavily by the client and would integrate very comfortably with their...