Choosy thieves choose Dell….or do they prefer Apple?

Was delighted to have breakfast this morning with an old friend I haven’t seen in several years since he moved to Michigan. It was great catching up and sharing stories and some context around our lives currently.

One anecdote I’d like to share — with an appropriate dash of empathy for he and his bride — was his story about the two of them going out to dinner last night here in Minneapolis with a friend and they left her MacBook Pro and his Dell laptop in the car (I assume) partially covered up in the back seat.

When they came out after dinner, the back window of the car was smashed and her MacBook Pro was gone!

You guessed it….they left Tom’s Dell laptop on the seat.

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  1. PXLated on June 22, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    They must like MacBookPros…Had mine stolen a couple of weeks ago…3 month old 17″. Apple store told me there had been quite a rash of these thefts lately.

  2. M Walker on June 28, 2007 at 2:27 am

    My Macbook Pro was also stolen a couple weeks ago, by a daring thief in a major airport (long story). I also found out afterward that the password security built-in to the Macbook Pro can be circumvented using any Mac OS X installation disk made for the Macbook Pro, so the password doesn’t really protect your content….Of course, thiefs are generally after the hardware.

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