The Problem of Order on Planes

From pg 24 of Zeynep Tufekci’s Twitter and Teargas

You could not, for example, squeeze more than a hundred chimpanzees into a thin metal tube, sitting knee-to-knee and shoulder-to-shoulder in cramped quarters, close the door, hurl the tube across the sky at great speed, and always expect those disembarking at the other end to have all their body parts intact. But we can travel in airplanes because our social norms and nature are to comply, cooperate, accommodate, and sometimes even be kind to one another.

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