The funny thing is that, despite the constant vigilance (Mad-Eye Moody's catchphrase, or, at least, his imitator's) potentially aimed against me, I feel more secure than normal. I left my computer bag in the conference room when we went off to lunch rather than being paranoid about the possibility of theft. Why I am so "chill" about computer security?
- It might just be the idyllic quality that this beautiful small college generates a relaxed attitude about security.
- Or it might be an unconscious idea that women are not as acquisitive (thief-ish) as males.
- Or it might be that with my use of dropbox (www.dropbox.com), I don't really worry anymore since my data exists somewhere else. But I love my new laptop, so its theft would be a drag.
All I do know is that this is an incredibly beautiful campus: lakes, creeks, trees in full fall color, hills, nice buildings, huge campus for a small liberal arts college. And the students are very smart. A few of them joined us last night for the reception and dinner. They asked sharp questions. In sum, an impressive place, even with frequent police patrols.