Update 1/9/10 – I’ve written a more extensive post on this subject –
I am exhausted far beyond my capacity for rational thought (which is rare even with the limited sleep I allow myself). With that in mind I am going to relay a public service announcement from regular TGW reader and fellow blogger pochp:
Keep a hardcopy of the serial number for your big ticket electronic devices (laptop, cellphone, iPod, etc). If they are stolen you are going to want to report the theft with a serial number.
The odds of retrieval aren’t great, but having the serial number can help. It would also help with an insurance claim.
pochp’s blog is called Plato on-line.