I was reading through the comments posted on Prrune.com regarding the black box transcript of the downed Concorde (this is a pilot forum).
First off, just reading the transcript brought tears... such a terrible account.
A number of pilots also brought up their aversion to the notion of proposed video recording of the cockpit as part of the black box recordings. They argued that in this voyeuristic society, it's bad enough that these voice transcripts are made public... but think how the media would use released video footage of the last moments of the crew. Would the public have a right to see this?
How do we balance the use of technology to enhance safety versus the common decency of respect towards the families of the lost crew when you've got the media's unscrupulous desire to feed the public's lust for morbid fascination?