In The Friendly Skies: Coffee, Tea And Microprocessors

Laptop computers are almost as much of a staple of business flights as bad lunches. Future fliers, however, may want to leave their laptops at home. Beginning in 1995, Boeing Co.'s 777 jets will offer fiber-optic computer networks as sophisticated as the most advanced ones in today's offices. Jeff Peace, the 777's chief project engineer, says Boeing is designing the plane "to respond to future demands for technology."

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