john_j_enright (john_j_enright) wrote,

You Didn't Need That Laptop, Did You?

The Chicago Tribune reports on the trouble people have taking their laptops out of their cases for TSA searches:
More than 12,000 laptops are lost each week at U.S. airports, according to a study conducted for Dell by the Ponemon Institute, a research think tank. Only one-third of laptops lost and found in airports are reclaimed, the study said.
Wait. So if 12,000 are lost and one-third are returned that's 8,000 lost permanently each week.

That's 416,000 laptops down the drain per year?

No wonder people are nervous
about the TSA's service.

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