Many people will use the seal de la Oprah to declare something has hit the big time with the people. While it’s possible, I’ve got another data point for you.
Airplane safety announcements.
Let’s face it, iPods, BlackBerrys are two things those folks in the air tell you, specifically, to turn off. For awhile, you’d hear “Gameboys” in the list.
Yesterday, while on final approach, the Air Canada attendant did the normal “Please turn off your electronic devices” speech but tacked onto the list?
Kindle. Yup. Please shut off all electronic devices including cell phones, pages, iPods, BlackBerrys, and Kindles.