Oh bugger, if I only had some laptop space

Last week LiveTV had some friendly fun at the expense of in-flight broadband providers. Executives distributed small Praying Mantis figurines as swag at the WAEA show. But what was the message? “That’s what broadband is like at the back of the plane,” quipped LiveTV vice president of sales and marketing Mike Moeller.

Check out the Praying Mantis below (hey, I scanned the bugger into my computer just for you!) and then compare the insect’s signature pincher-like forelegs to the now rather famous photo of an economy passenger struggling to handily use the Internet onboard an aircraft. A tight squeeze for sure. And what about all those sleepyheads?

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Photo right: TheHobbyGuy/Flickr

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4 Responses to Oh bugger, if I only had some laptop space

  1. Lisa Eisele September 18, 2008 at 1:05 pm #

    Hey why is the picture different from the Hobby Guy link? Did someone photoshop the pic?

  2. Mary Kirby September 18, 2008 at 1:24 pm #

    Hi Lisa. I put up the wrong photo. It’s now being corrected. I think you’ll see the comparison more clearly.

  3. TheHobbyGuy September 22, 2008 at 2:54 pm #

    Hey! That guy looks familiar. LOL! Thanks for making me famous – by the way, people should not try those moves at home – reserve the Praying Mantis style for extremely cramped situations only.

  4. Mary Kirby September 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm #

    Those LiveTV guys are pretty clever :) I’m glad you liked it!