Good Morning Kossacks and Welcome to Morning Open Thread (MOT)Well it is 7.15 pm here in Germany, and I am trucking along at 200 kph (around 125 mph) on a German ICE train between Essen and Berlin, where I have a training gig for the week.
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Now I just walked the length of the carriage and did a non scientific poll of what people in this carriage are doing. Of the dozen or so passengers, 2 are sleeping, 2 are playing with smart phones, one is using a kindle, one is reading a magazine, and the rest are on laptops ( yes, our trains have wifi, costs about $7 per day for access).
Now I accept I am traveling in first class, (my customer pays), and I think that in second class you would have more smartphones and less laptops, due to a lower average age.
So today's question is ------
"how do you amuse yourself when traveling?"
And now for the Anoraks amongst you, here is a Yu tube of German High Speed trains.