Never travel with The Man’s computer

Suw and I have had this conversation more times than I can remember lately: When did IT become the enemy? How many times can journalists not do their jobs because they’re locked out of their own laptops? In my previous job, I often travelled with two computers. A clean one that I could configure to my heart’s content, and the one provided by the company where I couldn’t configure the comms to file stories and couldn’t add software needed to use mobile modems or other hardware. I only bring this up because I’m at an event where a fellow journalist can’t configure his WiFi because he doesn’t have administrative right on his computer and therefore can’t post to his blog and can’t do his job.

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