|To whom it may concern:
Here’s an unbelievably true story about your ThinkPad that I thought
you’d like to hear. I’m a computer technician for a major
newspaper. We depend on our computers to get the newspaper out. It’s
my job to keep the computers up and running. At work I have a desktop,
but I use my ThinkPad at home to check email and to monitor the workflow.
It was September 21, 2002. I remember the date because it was the day
my daughter got married. I was at the church, saying goodbye to some of
our guests, when my neighbor ran in to tell me that my house was on fire!
By the time I got there, everything was pretty far gone. And what wasn’t
gone was wet. I remember standing by, just watching helplessly, when a
fireman throws my ThinkPad out the 2nd floor window. It landed below in
a pile of wet debris. I was too dazed to think about it then. But, a couple
days later, I went out to retrieve it. It was dirty, it was wet; and the
outside of it had actually melted shut. I took it inside the house but
I figured it was a lost cause.
About three weeks later, I finally decided it was time to return my ThinkPad
to the office. As I relayed the story of what had happened to one of my
fellow computer techs we decided to see if the ThinkPad still worked.
We had to use a screwdriver to get the melted case open. Then, we plugged
in the power supply and I hit the power button. I couldn’t believe
it. The screen fired right up!
It was a bit warped, but it worked!
My ThinkPad had survived a fire, water from a fire hose, a drop out a
2nd story window and days and nights under wet soggy debris. Not only
did it start right up, all my data was intact. If I hadn’t been
there to see it, I never would have believed it.
Thank you ThinkPad!