Holy cow...

From: Vintage Computer Festival <vcf_at_siconic.com>
Date: Fri Aug 6 11:18:13 2004

On Fri, 6 Aug 2004, Joe R. wrote:

> I went to a HP Calculator conference in England about 6 or 7 years ago
> (pre-9/11) and I carried a LOT of calculators, parts, accessories and tools
> with me. I was very concerned about going through security and customs but
> had almost no trouble. The ONLY thing they questioned was what was the
> little thing that I had hanging off of a pair wires with nothing else
> connected. (It was a tiny prototype blue chip LED that I'd connected two
> wires to in order to power it up). Somehow they'd spotted it via X-ray or
> something buried under everything else in the case and it aroused their
> curiosity because it wasn't connected to anything. When I pulled out the
> calculators and told them that I was going to a calculator conference I
> expected a lot of questions but they acted like they could care less.

Which makes me wonder: are there so many nerds running around the world
loaded down with suitcases filled with old computers, calculators, and
electronics that the security personnel are unfazed by it?

Or are they just numbed by sitting there 8 hours a day looking at the
personal crap of thousands of people every day?

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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