Following up on this CD post
, here's another example of how high oil prices and innovation are driving companies to find substitutes for oil and gasoline, from Bloomberg
"Singapore-based Scoot Airlines is ripping out aircraft
entertainment systems weighing more than two tons to save fuel, and instead
offering Apple iPads to passengers, loaded with movies, music, games and
television shows. It eventually intends to have users access content via a
wireless system onboard planes.
Offering iPads helped the carrier cut 7% off the
weight of planes and cope with fuel prices that have jumped about 36% in
two years. The budget carrier
will offer the iPads free to passengers
in its business-class seat and will charge
economy passengers $17 per trip to rent the tablets."
HT: John Sturges