If you've flown anytime in the past... ever, you know about Skymall – the mall of the skies. We stumbled across an old blog Irene (founder of BOX, what WHAT!) wrote years ago, a blog that was probably written on a Commodore 64. (If you don’t know what Commodore 64 is, God Bless You. You are in your early 20’s or younger, have no wrinkles and can still pull all-nighters and then function the next day. Must be nice!)
Where were we? Oh, that's right. SKYMALL. You know, that ubiquitous airline magazine filled with non-solutions to problems that never even existed? What everyone seems to be writing about these days?
We had to share.
sky mall is an undiscovered gem
i take a lot of flights. whether it's to my home home in san diego or any one of my client locations, i always do two things as soon as i settle into my seat: (1) i check to see if the arm rest is in its horizontal position and if it's not, i make sure it is. this sends a firm signal to the person sitting next to me that i am in no mood for small talk, and (2) i study the SkyMall magazine.
SkyMall is an underdiscovered gem. i have found many relevant gifts for loved ones from 35,000 feet in the air.
here's a list of six things - categorized into "cool" and "why?"
So many years later and we still dream of having a pickup truck set up with individual hammocks and a hanger for our hanging-out-in-parking-lots needs. Dear Skymall, don't ever change.