Of course, the private contractor screwed that up.
That can't be right, the private sector does everything better!
Something goes wrong in a vehicle, the vast majority of the time you end up stuck on the road.
Things go wrong much less in a plane, and when they do the plane has backups for most systems that have any likelihood of failing. Also, all of those systems undergo thorough inspection every year (even more often for rentals). So yes, when something serious goes wrong in a plane, it is far more difficult to safely "pull over" but the level of rigor preventing those bad things from happening more than makes up for it. On top of all that, it's not like anyone is stopping you from asking the pilot to show you his logbook prior to the flight.
Is this a new low in late new on
I think you just had a brain sand avalanche.
it's not really any more convenient for those things than the smartphone that you still have to have in your pocket anyway, and it can't do any of the other cool stuff the smartphone does
Arguably, having the thing attached to your wrist makes some functions *less* convenient than holding your smartphone in your hand. I'm not arguing against the fact that these devices exist on the market, but the expectations for their uptake should be much lower, and we shouldn't be surprised when they are more of a fad than a disruptive tech.
What sort of severance package do I get?
More fired. This isn't wall street!
Bandwidth doesn't really matter after a certain point
Also, 640k will be enough for anyone!
The reason they don't take off is because they are niche.
My proof-reader is fired.