What the new air security rules mean for geeks

  • If you're going international, stash your laptop; US airports are banning carry-on electronics for overseas flights.
  • You bring a book. Because airport bookstores are only carrying Freakonomics (which you read last year) and the latest Dan Brown knockoff.
  • You may be asked to check your cell phone as well. Which, in the case of a real terrorist hijacking, would make for a terrific situation.
  • No liquids means you can't bring that Starbucks with you — lucky you, you get airline coffee!
  • I'd tell you to stow your sunscreen, but we both know you aren't getting any sun anyway.
  • That prototype media player for Microsoft? That should probably stay home altogether.
  • Sigh. Your iPod's probably safe.

Go Without a Laptop? Travelers to London Wring Their Free Hands [LA Times]