Sometimes iPads, Kindles and Nooks just don’t fly. As reported by a friend, the following is an actual announcement made in preparation for takeoff on American Airlines Flight 2223 from New York’s La Guardia airport to St. Louis on Wednesday, May 19:

“Ladies and gentlemen, if your book is not made of paper, please put it down now.”

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Alexandra Fenwick is an assistant editor at CJR.