Airlines to get iPod hookups

This may be one of those watershed events that really propels Apple back to financial prominence. Six (6) airlines will begin offering passengers iPod seat connections next year. The connections will power and charge passengers’ iPods during flight and allow video on the devices to be viewed on seat-back displays. US Airlines include Delta, United and Continental. I really like this. But. Yes, there’s a ‘but’. It appears that this is an iPod only service. This exclusivity to a single manufacturer is short-sighted on the part of the airlines. Not *everyone* has an iPod. There are other audio/video portable devices out there. Obviously, having the right adapters for every possible device is impractical, but there is some room for making the technology more generic. Just think USB, for example.