Feeling others' age
Boeing is making some initial steps to designing aircraft for people with limited mobility, this voanews.com report says. Two interesting quotes:
- Dr. Joseph Coughlin of the M.I.T. AgeLab -- "Folks over 50 that have the greatest desire and the most wealth actually want to travel for travel's sake. So, this is not just a matter of social policy, this is a matter of just good business."
- Boeing senior design engineer Vicki Curtis -- "You cannot make a product look geriatric because nobody wants to say, 'I am getting old.'"