iMac Envy: Cops Make Bad Geeks

The operator and author of the blog Rotten in Denmark reported recently of his dealings with local police who came to his home in order to confiscate his roommate’s computer. You see, the roommate’s machine came under the authorities’ radar while investigating the case of a stolen credit card number that occurred because of an open, unsecured wireless network. The blogger let the cops in and told them help themselves, the computer is on the desk.iMac G3

The cops began searching under the desk and then finally questioned the blogger asking “where’s the computer?” He told them it was there on the desk. “No, that’s the screen. Where’s the computer, where the data goes?”, was the reply. The confusion came about due to the fact that the computer in question was a first generation Apple iMac G3. The iMac is a computer that looks merely like a monitor because all of the computer components on inside the monitor–the hard drive, CD/DVD drive, the memory, everything.

A hilarious interchange took place in which the blogger was trying to explain to the cop that what he was looking at there on the desk was the whole computer. The baffled cop repeatedly responded stating that was only the screen and that he needed the computer. Finally the cops began to understand. The guts of the computer really were all inside that one unit. The officer then concluded with “New technology, huh?” The interesting thing is that particular version of the iMac came out in 1998.

He would have probably never convinced the officer had the iMac been the current version.

Josh H.


2 Responses to “iMac Envy: Cops Make Bad Geeks”

  1. February 11, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    “Cops make bad geeks.” That’s great! 😀

  2. February 11, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    Thanks, I was rather proud of that one.

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