1, 1995 11:46
19:43 Traveler's Backpackers Lodge; Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia
:: 31 MAY 95
Traveling tip: For travelers, theft is practically inevitable.
When attempting to protect oneself from it, consider not the value an
item might have for a potential thief but its value to you. For example,
a notebook computer is only slightly more valuable than the proprietary
power-supply required to power it, if that computer is absolutely essential
to daily operations. What good is it if you can't plug it in and use it?
Similarly, for professional image-makers on assignment, a few rolls of
professional film are as valuable as a Hasselblad and Metal-E Hi-8 videotape
is more valuable than any camcorder; exposed film and video are irreplaceable
and, therefore, invaluable.
For the second time on this trip my email journal has been interrupted
by theft. At least this time I lost no data. Fortunately, I've been able
to replace the power supplies for both the camcorder and the computer.
The thief who rummaged through my bag while our bus was on a lunch stop
took only those and a small amount of cash.
In three months of Asian travel I consider myself relatively
Now to get back to writing. . .
Patrick. -- Responses Sought --