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This story appears in the December 2003 issue of Teen Startups.

"Our cameras are gone!" I wanted to cry, and I wantedto kill somebody. I was in New York City for a week performing around of interviews for my national teen career show, StreamingFutures, and as our crew was getting ready to depart for aninterview with the CEO of JetBlue, everything fell apart: $20,000worth of video equipment was missing from our production van.

It's a sad story, but it has an excellent parallel to thiscolumn's technology theme and a powerful moral. So let me tellyou what happened.

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