Remember, Stealing From MIT Is a Bad Idea

By Alexis C. Madrigal

For the Museum of Modern Art's Talk to Me exhibit, MIT's SENSEable City Lab created a piece composed of 40 laptops that were sent all over the world and programmed to transmit data and images from their environments back to MIT. Fast forward some months and one of those laptops had entered common usage at the Lab. It was left on a desk and stolen in a burglary. (Of all the luck!) How do you think this crime caper might end? This is a story with a moral, after all.

Via Tim Maly

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http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/01/remember-stealing-from-mit-is-a-bad-idea/251388/