The first thing I did after discovering a broken and smashed cell phone in a plain white envelope that came in the mail this week was to check my pocket.
Yes, my cell phone was still there.
Then I looked at the note included in the baggie of broke plastic. On first glance it appeared to be letters cut and pasted sort of like you might expect a ransom note to be written. It read: “Criminal evidence or techno-junk.”
Hmmm. I put on my Sherlock Holmes hat for a moment. Who? What? Why?
Then I turned the package over and I saw it for what it was. It was a pitch to attend a news conference on Friday at UCO about cyber security. The note on that side of the paper said: “Find out how AT&T is helping UCO become a national leader in cyber security and digital evidence. 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Evans Hall Great Room. University of Central Oklahoma campus.”
OK, I’ll bite. Now I have to show up just to see what it’s all about.
Meanwhile, how do I dispose of all this techno junk?
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