Mighty Life List
Aug 25 2009

Can You Watch This?


For those of us who still leave our laptops in the care of strangers at the coffee shop when we need to use the restroom, my most recent WePC post is a roundup of anti-theft devices for your computer.

My favorite is inexpensive homing software that lets you disable a stolen computer remotely until the police can track it down. There’s also a pricey electric briefcase that envoltifies would-be thieves, but I’m pretty sure your name ends up on some government list if you buy one. Sort of like checking out Mein Kampf at the library, or muttering under your breath about Dick Cheney.

Who I’ve heard is a very nice man, by the way.

6 Responses to “Can You Watch This?”

  • famousamy Says:

    Slightly related – Liberty Mutual put out a video out about having strangers watch your laptop at a coffeeshop. It’s part of their Responsibility Project. http://www.responsibilityproject.com/films/landing/table-guardians/

    But anyway, thanks for the WePC post. I’ve been thinking about getting something to protect my PC, but haven’t had time to research.

  • Kristin Steiner Says:

    My dad actually knows Dick Cheney (we’re from Wyoming). He IS very nice.
    No comment on his politics.

    Although it was pretty fun to say that the VP once drank a Coors in my kitchen.

  • author planetheidi Says:

    Oh Good Lord, I recognized the Bob Layton artwork from Iron Man 118. I am a nerd.

  • Kirstin Says:

    The Dick Cheney comment must have gone over my head. Is the idea that now, under the Obama Administration, your name ends up on a government list if you mutter something under your breath about Cheney?

  • Cat Says:

    I have always found amusing the whole concept of asking strangers at a coffee shop to ‘watch’ your stuff. Please stranger, protect my stuff from, you know, other strangers. And yet, I do it on a regular basis.

  • Amanda Says:

    Wait–we’re not supposed to ask strangers to watch our stuff in coffee shops?