Prebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6131 posts, RR: 55 Reply 1, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 617 times:
Oh no, planes would still fly.
There would be no programmed overbooking, so you would always be on the plane for which you have a ticket.
No wrong bar codes on the baggage tags, so the baggage will arrive with you at your destination.
There would be a third man on the flight deck navigating the airliner with a compas and star tracking.
Long distance communication would be on the telex machine, and only essential information would be received. We would hardly receive any junkmail.
Airbus planes would be grounded for a short while as they would need to have Boeing flight control systems installed.
Some things would take a little more time, but just imagine all the time we would save when we didn't have to deal with computer problems...
Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
DC10 From Canada, joined Apr 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 607 times:
"Airbus planes would be grounded for a short while "
Hum... First airbus were 3men crews, but even in the concorde, there are computers (mainly for fuel calculation), so we had to look at the spirit of St louis to find a plane without computer!
NKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (13 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 601 times:
We survived without them,and without those #@*& cell phones for that matter. Depending on how broadly or narrowly "computer" is defined...where we can draw the line as to whether they are a compact little helpful "brain" that makes mudane tasks easier or a 24 karat screw-up automaton that just complicates life,can vary greatly. In summation I'm glad we have them,just so long as we keep things in perspective...The world (and life) DOES NOT revolve around computers. This,from a 37 year old whose life bridged the gap between the digital and pre-digital age.