18 July 2006

Beware blog reading burglars…

Far be it for us to laugh at the misfortune of others, but this did make us chuckle.

As you know, dear readers, here at The World’s Leading we’re fans of Chris ‘King Kong’ Green and regularly check out the big fella’s blog.

On Tuesday last week, Chris regaled us with his excitement about receiving his brand new wireless router at his home in ‘leafy Ruislip’, and how he was setting it up and connecting it to a WiFi-enabled laptop, and that it was sitting on his shelf in the space reserved for his ‘new Brother DCP-340CW printer will be going – once I find time to actually take it out of the box’.

‘Crikey’ we thought, ‘it sounds like Green’s gaff is a showcase of technology’.

Then, less than 24 hours later, this:

‘Not a good day by a long shot - spent much of today sorting out the aftermath of a break-in. Still working out exactly what has gone missing, but so far we have identified as missing a large amount of computer, audio and video equipment, some computer games, a Monopoly set plus a few strange things like furniture and decorative items that while not worth much financially, will be a bugger to replace.’

Seems like we weren’t the only ones impressed by Green’s collection of hardware.

Christopher…we’re sorry to hear about the break-in and hope it doesn’t cause you too much trouble. Be careful out there...the criminals are reading.

9 comments:

Chris Green said...

Thanks for your kind words. It is appreciated.

....the world's leading.... said...

Now for any Americans reading, that's sarcasm....

martin brindley said...

just to elaborate on that comment for our American collegues - sarcasm is what we are doing when we ask for an increase in retainer... or when we say we love you.

....the world's leading.... said...

Actually, to be fair, Chris has dropped us a line to let us know that he wasn't actually being sarcastic...and he was (rightly) assuming that we genuinely felt sorry for him - never a nice thing to happen.

Top man, that Green.

Anonymous said...

Is Chris Green selling advertising on the back of his break-in? Clicked through to ITPro's website, only to see a banner ad from RSA running the line: "We've nothing worth stealing" ...

Anonymous said...

A question for Mr Green. ITPro's site says: "Chris has a background in IT journalism stretching 15 years, in both consumer and business IT." ... Is that all that's stretching? How old is Chris after all?

Anonymous said...

Chris, you should have kept your new router attached to your belt along with the impressive array of other early adopter tech devices (PR freebies). In addition to improving security of the wireless box, offering a personal mobile hot spot service is a great way to advance the adoption of social networking. Just remember, style 101: Blue & green should never be seen without a colour in between.

Anonymous said...

"Chris has a background in IT journalism stretching 15 years, in both consumer and business IT."

I believe Chris is 30...

Ben Schmark said...

He also claims to have worked on the Daily Mirror.

Interesting career path.

Crime Desk at the Daily Mirror, to technical editor of number 2 (in a field of 2) weekly trade magazine Computing, to anonymous web site with incredibly nerdy name.

Hmmm.