Ira Goldman with his invention, the Knee Defender, at Washington's Reagan National Airport in 2003. Goldman invented the device, a beeper-sized block of plastic that lets airline passengers prevent the seat in front of them from reclining. (AP File Photo/Susan Walsh)
This is just so ridiculous that some airline passengers are going out and buying those Knee Defender gadgets to prevent the person in front of them from reclining their seat. I’m appalled. After all, as most tall people have learned by now, you can accomplish the same thing with the strategic use of the in-flight magazine, conveniently located in the seat pocket in front of you.