[NTLK] Newton in airports

From: Prabhakar Ragde (plragde_at_plg2.math.uwaterloo.ca)
Date: Sat Jun 01 2002 - 20:10:29 EDT

Cliff wrote:

>Just a note to weigh in. I travel about 50K a year around the world with
>my Newt (including a fair amount since Sept. 11), and I've never had to
>take my machine out of its leather notebook case--or out of my duffel bag,
>for that matter. If they ask if anyone in line is carrying a laptop, I
>keep my mouth shut. I used to explain that I had a PDA, but stopped when I
>saw that they weren't really that interested in anything but laptops
>(which I *have* had to demo for the security folks). Now I just leave the
>MP in my bag, and nobody ever looks twice as it passes thru the x-ray.

I do this, but on occasion I've had to take the Newton out and turn it
on. They can see it in the x-ray image. Last Christmas I left it at
home while travelling, because I was having battery problems, and I
wasn't convinced it was going to turn on when asked. --PR

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