Holy cow...

From: Michael Nadeau <menadeau_at_comcast.net>
Date: Fri Aug 6 07:31:31 2004

Years before 9/11, Compaq gave me a clear-cased prototype of a notebook
computer with the strict warning to keep it out of public view. When airport
security in Houston asked me to take out my computer, I asked to do so in a
private area. That seemed to make them suspicious, and I was taken to a room
with three security personnel. They thought the computer was very strange,
and gave me a weird look when I explained the circumstances, but they
eventually let me through.

----- Original Message -----
From: "evan" <evan947_at_yahoo.com>
To: <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 12:07 AM
Subject: Holy cow...

> I just heard the very end of a TV news report, where they said some
> terminal was shut down for hours today due to a bomb scare. They
described the
> potential bomb as a small, odd-looking box with wires and various
> parts. Then they said "It turned out to be an antique microphone."
> Which makes me wonder... has anyone here ever had a problem explaining
> computers to airport security? When I flew out to VCF last fall I
> told the security officer that my bag contained vintage calculators and
> handheld computers, in case it looked odd to her in the X-Ray machine, but
> looked at me with an expression of "Why the heck do you think I'd care?"
> however that may be more of a comment on how poor the airport security
> rules are.
> I'd like to hear some feedback, however, please let's NOT turn this into a
> rambling thread about politics or any similar B.S....
Received on Fri Aug 06 2004 - 07:31:31 BST

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