My laptop was stolen from me on the Vienna to Frankfurt train on Saturday.
I had been working on a blog article on the train. Approaching Frankfurt I packed up ready to get off, and went to the loo. When I returned the laptop had vanished from the laptop bag. The charger was still there and so was about 500 euros in cash.
I am on a speaking tour around Germany for the campaign to free Julian Assange. Yes, I am thinking the same as you about who would want a battered and dirty six year old laptop with a cracked case and very little retail value, and not the money.
That laptop had literally been all round the world with me and I think for six years had never left my side except when I was in jail.
My life was on it. Have spent 24 hours cancelling everything and now have to spend a week recovering anything.
It was a monster 17 inch screen because of my awful eyesight and a replacement of the same capacity will probably weigh about a quarter of the kilos. But I feel the absence of the weight on my shoulder like the loss of a limb.
For a while look out for fake communications of any kind from me. This is not one!