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How a little boy’s tears made Boeing human

28 Aug

Harry Winsor's Boeing design

Eight-year old Harry Winsor is a little boy who loves planes.

So when he set about designing Boeing’s next passenger jet, crayon in hand, he dreamed of seeing his machine soaring through the clouds.

What he didn’t expect was the curmudgeonly response when he mailed the firm his sketch: a standardised rejection letter penned in legalese, which informed him: “…we have disposed of your message and retained no copies.”

Way to go Boeing. Way to make an eight-year-old cry. Way to become the subject of a force 10 social media shit storm. Continue reading

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